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Pages 17 (November - December 2022)
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Vol. 88. Issue S2.
Pages 17 (November - December 2022)
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Impact of xylitol solution use after septoplasty associated with inferior turbinectomy
Bárbara Carolina Miguel Jorge
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, Rafael Pessoa Porpino Dias, Fernando Veiga Angelico Junior, Paula Ribeiro Lopes, Jose Ronaldo de Souza Filho, Nathalia Basile Mariotti, Rubens Dantas da Silva Junior, Mariane Araujo Guerra
Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC (FMABC), Santo André, SP, Brazil
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Nasal septum deviation correction surgery (septoplasty) associated with reduced size of lower nasal conchas (inferior turbinectomy) are very common procedures due to the high number of patients suffering from nasal obstruction due to mechanical component by nasal septum deviation and hypertrophy of lower nasal conchas. Despite being a safe procedure, it generates a series of postoperative discomforts, with potential for complications, which can be minimized by the proper visualization of structures during surgery and by the commitment to therapeutic measures in the postoperative period. There are several medications available to try to minimize such discomforts, with nasal washing with well-established saline solution and always indicated for reduction of the factors mentioned above, since it leads to the cleansing of mucus, crusts and cellular debris, reducing the probability of formation of synechia and accelerating the healing of the nasal mucosa. Other measures and medications are indicated according to the own experience of each surgeon. The present study aims to evaluate the impact of the use of the increased xylitol solution for patients undergoing septoplasty and inferior turbinectomy, since there are few studies in the literature that directly assess the action of xylitol on the nasal mucosa as well as on the quality of life of the patient during postoperative recovery.

Keywords: Septoplasty; Turbinectomy; Xylitol; Postoperative; Complications

Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition)
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