Background: Nasal obstruction is the most common symptom leading to the decision to carry out septoplasty procedures. The present study was conducted to assess septoplasty patients with the help of CT scan. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 68 patients of both genders. All septoplasty operations were performed under general anesthesia with conventional or endoscopic techniques. All patients underwent computerized tomography (CT). All of the nasal parameters were assessed by an experienced radiologist. Results: Age group 10-20 years had 25, 20-30 years had 18, 30-40 years had 15 and >40 years had 10 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Right internal nasal valve angle (RINVA) was 10.81 degree, Left internal nasal valve angle (LINVA) was 9.92 degree, Left external nasal base area (LENBA) was 1.13 degree, right external nasal base area (RENBA) was 1.16 degree, Left internal nasal valve area (LINVAr) was 0.43 degree and Right internal nasal valve area (RINVAr) was 0.45 degree. Conclusion: Authors found that CT scan is useful in assessment of cases of septoplasty in adults.
Key words: CT scan, Septoplasty, ENT
Received: 8 July, 2018 Revised: 12 August, 2019 Accepted: 15 August, 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Saurabh Tiwari,
This article may be cited as: Sood A, Tiwari S. Assessment of septoplasty patients with the help of CT scan - A clinical study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(9): 47-50.