Comparative study of endoscopic aided septoplasty and traditional septoplasty in posterior nasal septal deviations
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Patients with deviated nasal septum are advised surgery, which has seen several modifications since its inception. This recent technique of using nasal endoscopes gives better illumination and access to posterior septal deviations. The aim of the study was to identify the nasal septal pathology in relation to lateral nasal wall in a precise way and to correct this with minimal exposure, limited manipulation and least resection. Twenty five patients underwent endoscope aided and 25 conventional septoplasty. Results were graded on subjective and objective improvement. Endoscopic aided septoplasty (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1999; 120, 678; Laryngoscope 1994, 104, 1507; J Laryngol Otol 1998, 112, 934; Ear Nose Throat J 1997, 76, 622) was found to be safe, effective and conservative approach with better patient compliance, shorter recovery time and greater stability of remaining septum.
Key WordsEndoscope septal deviation septoplasty
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