Airwayplasty: long-term outcome of nasal wall lateralisation
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There are a variety of surgical techniques which can be used to treat structural nasal obstruction. Airwayplasty is a procedure, combining septoplasty, turbinate surgery, and nasal wall lateralization. The article reports the long-term result of this novel approach.
Patients who have evidence of structural nasal obstruction were offered the option to have airwayplasty under the senior surgeon. Patients were asked to quantify the severity and the impact of their nasal obstruction using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the validated Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) pre-operatively and post-operatively.
The mean total SNOT-22 score and VAS score showed a reduction of more than 50% with significant p value at 6 and 12 months post-operatively.
This novel approach to nasal obstruction can provide good long-term functional results for patients suffering from nasal obstruction.
KeywordsNasal obstruction Septoplasty Nasal wall lateralisation Turbinate surgery SNOT22
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