Background:Nasal airway obstruction is one of the most frequent presenting complaints reported to the otolaryngologist.Septoplasty is the main surgical procedure to relieve structural nasal obstruction due to a nasal septum deviation. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing the outcome of patients undergoing Septoplasty. Materials & methods: A total of 133 patients scheduled to undergo Septoplasty were included in the present study. Hematological and biochemical investigations were done in all the patients before the starting of the study. Nasal Obstruction Septoplasty Effectiveness [NOSE] scale was used for assessing the outcome of Septoplasty. Higher score of the NOSE scale indicated greater improvement. Calculation of NOSE scale was done preoperatively, three months postoperatively and five months postoperatively. Results: Preoperative NOSE score was found to be 75.5. Postoperatively at 3 months, the NOSE score showed significant improvement and came out to be 33.5. There was further a non-significant reduction in the NOSE score reaching the final value of 31.9. Conclusion: Septoplasty results in significant improvement in quality of life and patient satisfaction in patients with deviated nasal septum.
Key words: Outcome, Rhinitis, Septoplasty
Received: 15 March, 2019 Revised: 10 July 2019 Accepted: 20 July 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Rahber Akhtar Ansari, Associate Professor, Department of ENT, Career Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, UP
This article may be cited as: Ansari RA. Assessment of outcome of patients undergoing septoplasty. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 65-67.