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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Postoperative Complications Followed by Septoplasty Comparison between Conventional Nasal Packing and Glove Finger Pack

Aamir Yousuf, Zafarullah Beigh, Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Rafiq Ahmad

Keywords : Conventional nasal pack,Glove finger pack,Septoplasty

Citation Information : Yousuf A, Beigh Z, Malik MA, Ahmad R. Postoperative Complications Followed by Septoplasty Comparison between Conventional Nasal Packing and Glove Finger Pack. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2012; 5 (1):11-13.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1107

Published Online: 00-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

Objective of this study is to compare complications in postseptoplasty patients using conventional nasal packing and glove finger packing.

Materials and methods

In our study 95 patients who underwent septoplasty were enrolled and written consent taken for the study among these 95 patients, 50 patients were put in group A and 45 patients in group B. In group A patients glove finger packing was done and in group B patients conventional packing using medicated gauze was done and postoperative complications like postoperative pain, hemorrhage, septal perforation, toxic shock syndrome, septal hematoma, septal deviation and synechia/adhesion bands were compared between two groups, follow-up was done for both groups for 3 weeks.

Result

Our study showed that their was significantly less pain in group A patients and also their was less incidence of synechia in group A patients as compared to group B patients, their was not much difference in other complications.

Conclusion

Our results point out that glove finger pack has more advantage than conventional medicated gauze pack. We recommend use of glove finger pack after septoplasty procedure.

How to cite this article

Beigh Z, Yousuf A, Malik MA, Ahmad R. Postoperative Complications Followed by Septoplasty Comparison between Conventional Nasal Packing and Glove Finger Pack. Clin Rhinol Int J 2012;5(1):11-13.


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