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Is the location of a septal deviation associated with the degree of postoperative pain after septoplasty?

The author conducted a prospective study of patients who underwent septoplasty for nasal obstruction secondary to a septal deviation to determine if the location of the deviation had any association with the degree of postoperative pain. Patients with an anteroposterior deviation were not included in this study, nor were patients with vasomotor rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyposis, turbinate pathologies, or a systemic disease; also excluded were patients who were taking any medication and those who had undergone any previous nasal surgery. The final study population included 140 patients, who were divided into two groups on the basis of the location of their deviation. A total of 64 patients (35 men and29 women; mean age: 29.8yr) had an anterior....

Gul Soylu Ozler, MD

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Author:Ozler, Gul Soylu
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Report
Date:Oct 1, 2016
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