Doha Mostafa Elabassi, Yasser Ibrahim Aglan, Mohamed Hamid Aske and Mahmoud Fawzy Mandour
Background: Nasal surgeries including turbinectomy and septoplasty are performed to treat chronic obstruction of the nose. The aim of the work was to study the impacts of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) enriched Nasal Pack after Inferior turbinectomy on postoperative healing and tissue recovery.
Methods: This prospective randomized controlled work was performed on 50 individuals who underwent partial bilateral turbinectomy, with or without septal surgery and suffered from nasal obstruction with or without headache. After turbinate reduction, one side was treated with PRP enriched nasal pack and the other side was the control side the pack was enriched with saline.
Results: Pain level in the morning after operation and after pack removal was less in the PRP side compared to the control side and it was significant. The degree of crusting and synechia formation showed, after 1 week: mild crustation and synechia was reported in 25 cases in the test side, and 45 cases in the control side. After 2 weeks: mild crustation and synechia in 5 cases in the test side and control side. After 1-month PRP side is like the control side: absent crustation and synechia was reported in all cases in the test side and control side.
Conclusions: PRP is a promising material, and it was beneficial in the healing process after partial inferior turbinectomy, and it was noted on short term follow up particularly after one week.
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