Is septoplasty alone adequate for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with septal deviation?

Bayiz U., Dursun E., Islam A., Korkmaz H., Arslan N., Ceylan K., ...More

American Journal of Rhinology, vol.19, no.6, pp.612-616, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/194589240501900615
  • Journal Name: American Journal of Rhinology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.612-616
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Background: The purpose of this study was to reveal the role of septoplasty in curing chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in patients with significant septal deviation. Methods: This prospective study involved 26 patients with CRS and septal deviation. The patients were randomly divided into two groups according to the applied surgical procedures. In the first and second groups, septoplasty and septoplasty plus endoscopic sinus surgery were applied, respectively. Subjective (questionnaire) and objective (endoscopy and computerized tomography) success rates were used to analyze the results. Results: Septoplasty alone and septoplasty plus endoscopic sinus surgery were applied in 57.7% (15/26) and 42.3% (11/26) of the patients, respectively. Success rates were 93.3% (14/15) and 81.8% (9/11), subjectively (p > 0.05), and 66.7% (10/15) and 54.5% (6/11), objectively (p > 0.05), respectively in each group. Conclusion: We suggest that septoplasty alone can be adequate for the treatment of CRS with septal deviation. Copyright © 2005, OceanSide Publications, Inc., U.S.A.