Ahmed Ibrahim, Elmonem Elnabarawy, Abo Bakr Behery, Magdy Eissa Saafn and Mohamed Osama Tomoum
Background: In the field of otorhinolaryngology, nasal blockage is a common patient complaint. Overgrowth of the inferior turbinate on the side of a deviated nasal septum is a common symptom. The compensatory hypertrophy of the inferior turbinate may regresse on its own side after septoplasty. Topical steroids are frequently preferred in inferior turbinate hypertrophies, use of local corticosteroid in cases of hypertrophied inferior turbinate may enable us to avoid the complications of surgery, postoperative recovery period and the cost of surgery.
The Aim: This study was to evaluate the efficacy of the septoplasty with inferior turbinectomy versus septoplasty with postoperative topical steroids for cases of severe nasal obstruction n due to severe nasal septal deviation and inferior turbinate hypertrophy.
Patients and Methods: This research was carried out on 100 patients at the department of otorhinolaryngologist and head and neck surgery, faculty of medicine, university of Tanta as a cohort study on patients undergoing septoplasty alone followed by postoperative use of topical steroids versus septoplasty with inferior turbinectomy.
Results: One of the most common surgical treatments performed nowadays is septoplasty. The present study evaluated the efficacy of the septoplasty when comparing septoplasty vs inferior turbinectomy with postoperative topical steroids for examples of extreme nasal obstruction caused by hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates and deviated nasal septum.
Conclusions: Patients with a deviated nasal septum and hypertrophied inferior turbinates often find relief from their nasal symptoms after undergoing a septoplasty and partial turbinectomy.
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