Assessment of cases of nasal septal deviations
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 403-406
AbstractBackground: Septoplasty is a well-accepted treatment for nasal airway obstruction as
well as for rhinologic headache due to irritation of the septum caused by contact with
the lateral nasal wall. The present study was conducted to assess cases of deviated nasal
Materials & Methods: 60 patients of deviated nasal septum of both genders were
subjected to a detailed NOSE questionnaire consisted of 0 being the lowest and 4 being
Results: Out of 60 patients, males were 28 and females were 32. Septal deviation was
causal in 30, mid-septum in 14 and posterior septum in 16 cases. The difference was
significant (P< 0.05). The mean pre- operatively NOSE value was 54.6 and postoperatively
was 24.2. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Septoplasty resulted in significant improvement in NOSE score.
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