Prospective Analysis to Evaluate the Role of Concha Bullosa in Chronic Rhinosinusitis: An Institutional Based Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5797-5802
AbstractIntroduction: Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory condition affected the majority
of the patients in the age group ranged between 21 – 30 years. The major clinical
picture of chronic rhinosinusitis is reported to be nasal blockade, headache, purulent
nasal discharge, facial pressure and halitosis.
Materials and Methodology: Those patients with the history of previous nasal surgery,
history of nasal fracture/ trauma, patients with tumours (cancer) of the nose and
paranasal sinuses, pregnant women, those patients who are unfit for CT scan and
patients with allergy to xylocaine anaesthesia are excluded before the start of the study.
After explaining about the study and after getting an informed written consent, 110
patients above the age of 10 years who are clinically diagnosed to have chronic
rhinosinusitis according to the criteria of task force on rhinosinusitis were taken into
account for the present study. Topical 4% xylocaine as anaesthesia and decongestant
using 1 ml topical adrenaline was administered, DNE was done inorder to study the
presence of concha bullosa. All the patients underwent a CT scan to study the presence
of concha bullosa radiologically. All the data were collected and tabulated in an
Microsoft excel sheet. The results are presented in the form of proportions and
percentages. Chi square test was applied for qualitative data. A p value<0.05 was
considered statistically significant.
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