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Vol. 88. Issue S2.
Pages 19 (November - December 2022)
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Quality of life assessment after septoplasty
Carolina Pontes Lima
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, Ana Luiza de Bortoli de Paula, Eloa Lumi Miranda, Thaís Motta Justo, Ana Taise de Oliveira Meurer, Aldo Eden Cassol Stamm
Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia, Hospital Edmundo Vasconcelos, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
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Septal deviation has high prevalence in population and it is an important cause of nasal obstruction which may decreases quality of life.

Objective: Assessing the impact of septoplasty in patients with deviated septum and nasal obstruction based on a quality-of-life questionnaire.

Methods: Prospective design. Patients undergoing septoplasty were assessed by the NOSE questionnaire before surgery, 2 months after surgery and 6 years after surgery. We evaluated the surgical improvement based on total score, the magnitude of the surgery in the disease-specific quality of life and the correlation between the preoperative score and postoperatively improvement.

Results: Twenty-six patients were included in the study. The mean age of patients undergoing surgery was 33.7 years. There was a statistically significant improvement in the preoperative NOSE score, after two months and after 6 years.

Conclusion: Septoplasty resulted in improvement in quality-of-life in adults with septal deviation and nasal obstruction.

Keywords: Septoplasty; Septal deviation; Nasal obstruction; Quality-of-life.

Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition)
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