Nasal Septum

The nasal septum is the wall that separates the left and right nostrils. It is made up of cartilage, bone, and other tissues. If the septum is centered in the middle of the nose, air flows equally through each nostril.

Current as of: November 20, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology