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Quality of Life in Patients with Nasal Septal Deviation After Septal Correction

  • K. MuthubabuEmail author
  • M. K. Srinivasan
  • Saai Ram Thejas
  • M. Sindu
  • R. Vinayak
  • C. Surya Gayathri
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Abstract

Septal Correction is an age-old procedure being practiced for the major part of a century now. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life after Septal Correction. Fifty patients with complaints of nasal obstruction, trouble breathing via the nose, headache and facial pain were selected for the study. Initial pre-operative assessment was done based on a symptomatic score [Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation Scale (NOSE Scale)]. The presence of a septal deviation was confirmed with an X-ray and computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses along with a diagnostic nasal endoscopy. Based on the extent and location of deviation, the malformed part was corrected. Post-operative assessment was done after a period of 8 weeks based on the NOSE Scale. The results were co-related and documented. It was found that the scores were better post-surgery. Thus, it can be concluded that Septal Correction as a surgical procedure is still relevant in today’s World for symptomatic betterment and for a healthier lifestyle.

Keywords

Deviated nasal septum Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation Septal Correction Quality of life 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

There were no conflicts of interest in the conduct of this study.

Informed Consent

We have received a written consent from every patient with respect to Anaesthesia administered, procedure and also the risks and benefits were explained in detail.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Muthubabu
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. K. Srinivasan
    • 1
  • Saai Ram Thejas
    • 1
  • M. Sindu
    • 1
  • R. Vinayak
    • 1
  • C. Surya Gayathri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Neck and Neck SurgeryMeenakshi Medical College, Hospital and Research InstituteKanchipuramIndia

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