Effectiveness of Septoplasty in Releiving Nasal Obstruction in Patients with Deviated Nasal Septum

  • Ubaidullah Department of Otorhinolaryngology Saidu Teaching Hospital Saidu Sharif, Swat.
  • Mansoor Alam Department of Otorhinolaryngology Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar
  • Tahir Muhammad Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar
  • Muhammad Usman Department of Otorhinolaryngology Saidu Teaching Hospital Saidu Sharif, Swat.
  • Shafiq Ahmad Department of Otorhinolaryngology Saidu Teaching Hospital Saidu Sharif, Swat.
  • Zakirullah Department of Otorhinolaryngology Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar

Abstract

Background: Nasal obstruction has many causes and can range from mild feeling unwell to a life-threatening condition. Deviated nasal septum is the most common cause of nasal obstruction, which mostly occur due to trauma. Septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure to straighten the nasal septum.Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of septoplasty in relieving nasal obstruction in patients presenting with deviated nasal septum.Materials and Methods: This prospective case series study was conducted at Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar (a tertiary healthcare center of Pakistan) from January 2019 to June 2019. Data regarding age, gender, duration of symptoms and effectiveness of septoplasty was gathered. Results: The mean age of our patients was 30. 62% patients were male and 38% patients were female. Mean duration was of symptoms was 2 years. Septoplasty was effective in 80% patients and was not effective in 20% patients. No significant relationship was identified with age, gender and duration of symptoms.Conclusion: Our study concludes that septoplasty was effective in 80% patients in relieving nasal obstruction in patients presenting with deviated nasal septum.Key Words: Septoplasty, Nasal obstruction, deviated nasal septum.
Published
2022-06-14
How to Cite
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Ubaidullah, Mansoor Alam, Tahir Muhammad, Muhammad Usman, Shafiq Ahmad, Zakirullah. Effectiveness of Septoplasty in Releiving Nasal Obstruction in Patients with Deviated Nasal Septum. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2022Jun.14 [cited 2022Sep.28];12(2):71-4. Available from: https://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/663