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Role of surgical septal correction in subjective improvement of chronic rhinosinusitis




The purpose of this study was to reveal the role of septoplasty in improving the subjective outcome of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in patients with significant septal deviation.


This prospective study involved 24 patients with CRS and septal deviation. The patients were randomly divided into two groups according to the applied surgical proceures. In the first and second groups, septoplasty and septoplasty plus endoscopic sinus surgery were applied, respectively. Subjective questionnaire of success rates were used to analyze the results.


At 6 months follow-up period, the subjective score in group 1 dropped significantly from 57.6 to 23.1 (P <0.05). In group 2 the score also dropped significantly from 64.1 to 28.4 (P <0.05), with no significant difference between the 2 groups regarding the improvement of their scores.


We suggest that septoplasty alone can be adequate for the treatment of CRS with septal deviation.


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Abdel-Naby Awad, O.G., Abd El-Karim, A.ER.A. & Hamad, M.S. Role of surgical septal correction in subjective improvement of chronic rhinosinusitis. Egypt J Otolaryngol 30, 196–200 (2014).

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