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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Endoscopic Septoplasty: Advantages and Disadvantages

Shashidhar S Suligavi, MK Darade, BD Guttigoli

Keywords : Deviated nasal septum,endoscopic septoplasty

Citation Information : Suligavi SS, Darade M, Guttigoli B. Endoscopic Septoplasty: Advantages and Disadvantages. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (1):27-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1022

Published Online: 01-04-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Our study was conducted to assess the advantages and disadvantages of use of endoscopes use in septoplasty. Hundred patients with symptomatic deviated nasal septum were randomly divided into endoscopic septoplasty (ES) group and conventional septoplasty (CS) group of 50 patients each. The two groups were compared for technique, improvement in symptoms and complications. The postoperative symptoms and complications were significantly less in ES group due to better visualization and minimal dissection.


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