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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Rhinomanometric Assessment of Nasal Airflow in Deviated Nasal Septum

Vinit Kumar Sharma

Keywords : Nasal airflow,Rhinomanometry,Deviated nasal septum

Citation Information : Sharma VK. Rhinomanometric Assessment of Nasal Airflow in Deviated Nasal Septum. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2012; 5 (1):17-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1109

Published Online: 01-04-2012

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


Abstract

Objective

The present study was carried out to study rhinomanometrically the nasal airflow in cases of deviated nasal septum and to compare rhinomanometric improvement following surgery with relief in subjective sensation of nasal airflow.

Materials and methods

This study was carried out in our institute from October 2009 to January 2011 including the cases of deviated nasal septum. A total number of 45 patients of deviated nasal symptoms were included in this study. Preoperative and postoperative assessment of nasal airflow were also assessed by rhinomanometry. Twenty cases were kept in control group to compare the nasal airflow.

Results

Good correlation was found between rhinomanometric results and improvement in subjective airflow sensation in patients who underwent septoplasty.

Conclusion

Usual methods of nasal examination, rhinomanometry seems to be of much more importance in understanding nasal airflow and selecting patients for operative intervention than previously thought.

How to cite this article

Sharma VK, Sharma R. Rhinomanometric Assessment of Nasal Airflow in Deviated Nasal Septum. Clin Rhinol Int J 2012;5(1):17-18.


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