DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20173555

Comparative evaluation of FESS and septoplasty with FESS in cases of DNS with chronic maxillary sinusitis

Kuldeep Thakur, Vikas Deep Gupta, Mukesh Surya, Ajay Ahluwalia

Abstract


Background: Present study compares basic FESS and septoplasty with FESS alone in DNS with maxillary sinusitis.

Methods: Sixty patients of DNS with chronic maxillary sinusitis were divided into two groups alternatively. After pre-operative symptoms score and computerized tomography (CT scan), twenty patients underwent FESS with septoplasty (group A) and other 20 underwent FESS alone (group B) under local anaesthesia and topical 4% lignocaine with 1:1000 adrenaline. At 6 weeks, post-operative symptom score and CT scan findings were documented and compared statistically by using unpaired student t-test.

Results: Ninety six percent of patients in group A and 87.6% in group B have shown complete improvement in facial pain/pressure. Ninety three percent of patients in group A and 83.3% in group B have shown complete improvement in headache. Ninety percent patients in group A and 63.3% in group B has shown complete improvement in nasal obstruction. Seventy six percent of patients in group A and 63.3% of patients in group B have shown complete improvement in nasal discharge. Eighty six percent and 63.3% of patients in group A and group B respectively were satisfied from the surgery. Ninety three percent of patients in group A and 70% in group B were found to have normal maxillary sinus mucosa on HRCT nose and PNS after 6 weeks following surgical treatment. Hundred percent patients in group A and 96.7% of patients in group B were found to have normal OMC on HRCT nose and PNS 6 weeks after surgery.

Conclusions: It was observed that FESS with septoplasty is effective for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with deviated nasal septum on VAS as well as radiologically (the Lund and Mackay staging system: radiologic staging) than FESS alone.


Keywords


Deviated nasal septum, MMA, Sinusitis

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