Jalal Al Marzooq and Fatema Alasfoor*
Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
*Corresponding Author: Fatema Alasfoor, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain.
Received: May 17, 2021; Published: June 04, 2021
Introduction: Nasal obstruction due to a deviated nasal septum is a common indication for nasal septal surgery. Thus, septoplasty is one of the most common procedures in otolaryngology practice. This is a clinical prospective case series study that subjectively and objectively assessed the impact of septoplasty and septorhinoplasty on nasal obstruction.
Materials and Methods: Patients undergoing septoplasty or functional septorhinoplasty after no clinical improvement of nasal obstruction with medical treatment were assessed by measuring the Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow and using Sino-nasal Outcome Test-22 questionnaire before and three months after surgery.
Results: Twenty-five patients were included in the study. Pre- and post-operative measures showed statistically significant difference in the Peak Nasal Inspiratory Flow measurements with a mean increase of 38 (99% CI24-52, SD 24, p < 0.001) and in the Sino-nasal Outcome Test-22 questionnaire scores before and after surgery with a mean decrease of 26 (99% CI 32-19, SD 12, p < 0.001).
Conclusion: This study suggests that septoplasty and septorhinoplasty improve nasal breathing as well as related disease specific quality of life.
Keywords: Nasal Obstruction; Deviated Nasal Septum; Septoplasty; Septorhinoplasty; PNIF; SNOT-22
Citation: Jalal Al Marzooq and Fatema Alasfoor. “Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Nasal Patency Post Septal Surgery: A Single Center Case Series". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.7(2020): 02-06.
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