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Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Nasal Patency Post Septal Surgery: A Single Center Case Series

Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Nasal Patency Post Septal Surgery: A Single Center Case Series

Jalal Al Marzooq, Fatema Alasfoor

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Abstract


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 differ-ence 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