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Deviated Nasal Septum Causes & Risks

Causes

Causes include:

  • Present at birth—arose during fetal development (5% of cases)
  • Birth injury to the nose
  • A blow to the nose, often during an accident or while playing sports

Risk Factors

Risk factors include:

  • Contact sports, especially karate or football without appropriate protective headgear
  • Trauma is the most common risk factor

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