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Evaluation of endoscopic septoplasty outcomes using nasal obstruction symptom evaluation scale

 Department of ENT-HNS, INHS ASVINI, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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T GS Basappa Varun,
Chitra 13D, NOFRA, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_1_23

Inroduction: Nasal obstruction is the most common complaint in an average ENT practice, and a deviated nasal septum is the most common cause of nasal obstruction. The deformities of the septum are usually congenital, developmental, traumatic, or iatrogenic in nature with traumatic and iatrogenic being the most common. The aim of the study was to evaluate patient-based outcomes on subjective-based opinion in patients undergoing endoscopic septoplasty. Methods: This study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital setting in western Maharashtra. This was a prospective observational study.The present study was conducted on 50 patients who presented with signs and symptoms attributed to septal deviation who underwent endoscopic septoplasty and followed up in the department of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, tertiary care hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra.The results of our study were analyzed on SPSS Software using “Paired t-test”. Results: On the statistical analysis of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation score of patients (n = 50) at baseline and at postoperative 3- and 6-month follow-up, mean + standard deviation was 61.2 ± 11.18, 9.1 ± 5.32, and 8.1 ± 4.51, respectively, with P < 0.0001 preoperative and 3-month postoperative follow-up which is highly significant and P > 0.05 for 3- and 6-month follow-up and hence insignificant. Conclusion: Endoscopic septoplasty results in significant improvement in disease-specific quality of life with high patient satisfaction.

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