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Research Paper | Otorhinolaryngology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
Comparative Study of Nasal Symptoms Following Septoplasty with Inferior Turbinectomy vs Septoplasty
Dr. Shaik Nida Hafsa  | Dr. Nehla Shaik Kareemulla
Abstract: Background: Deviated nasal septum results in nasal obstruction. Many surgical procedures are available in correcting the disorder. It is a well-known fact that such problems are treated using septoplasty. Along with these conditions, the patients also experience turbinate hypertrophy, treated by septoplasty plus turbinectomy. Both treatment procedures are advocated in patients depending on the medical history of patients and physicians? clinical judgments. Therefore, this paper compares the outcomes of the patients undergoing these two treatment procedures. The paper aims to judge which method is more useful in the context of health outcomes. Method: Thirty patients were divided into two groups. Group A was the one that underwent septoplasty only based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Group B included 15 people who underwent septoplasty along with turbinectomy. All medical precautions were taken during surgery. The preoperative and post-operative NOSE scores were compared along with the calculation of their P-value. Result: P-value seems to be less than 0.05 in all the cases. Along with this, the post-operative examination reveals that there was no patient with both side blockages after turbinectomy was performed along with septoplasty. Septoplasty alone led to 3 cases of one-side blockage and five patients with two-side blockage. Compared to these findings, the group B patients were only 2 in number who reported one side blockage only. Conclusion: It is concluded in the paper that septoplasty with turbinectomy is a better treatment option than septoplasty alone in patients having nasal problems.
Keywords: septoplasty, septoplasty with turbinectomy, patients, study
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,
Pages: 484 - 486