EFFICACY OF FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY(FESS) IN TREATMENT OF POST NASAL DRIP (PND) AS AN ANCILLARY PROCEDURE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

  • Saleem Asif Niazi Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Shahzad Maqbool Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Zafar Ullah Khan Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Abdul Hakim Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Umair Aasim Combined Military Hospital Bahawalpur/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Shahid Maqsood Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Yousra Riaz Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Chronic rhinosinusitis, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery, Post nasal drip

Abstract

Objective: To assess efficacy of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in treatment of postnasal drip (PND) as an ancillary procedure to Septoplasty with Turbinoplasty.

Study Design: Quasi experimental study.

Methodology: Sample size was n-200, Patients were placed in two groups Group A (n-126) had septoplasty with turbineplasty. Group B (n-74) included patients with Septoplasty and Turbinoplasty combined with functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Post operative results regarding postnasal drip were compared amongst the Two groups.

Results: Data was analysed in SPSS-17, Septoplasty along with turbinectomy was performed in n-126 patients (group A). And septoplasty, turbinectomy along with functional endoscopic sinus surgery was performed in n-74 patients (group B). Post nasal drip was significantly reduced in group B at 3 months follow up (p<0.046). More significant difference was noted at 6 months follow up (p<0.003).

Conclusion: Patients having Chronic rhinosinusitis with postnasal drip as predominant symptom, should undergo functional endoscopic sinus surgery as an ancillary procedure to conventional nasal surgery.

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Published
2021-12-28
How to Cite
Niazi, S., Maqbool, S., Khan, Z., Hakim, A., Aasim, M., Maqsood, S., & Riaz, Y. (2021). EFFICACY OF FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY(FESS) IN TREATMENT OF POST NASAL DRIP (PND) AS AN ANCILLARY PROCEDURE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 71(Suppl-3), S573-76. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71iSuppl-3.7945
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