Keywords : Chronic rhinosinusitis
Assessment of cases of chronic sinonasal diseases & nasal polyposis managed with functional endoscopic sinus surgery
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 10209-10213
Background:Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) affects approximately millions of individuals
every year. It is characterized by inflammation of nose and paranasal sinuses, thus
becoming one of the most common disorders of the upper airway. The present study was
conducted to assess cases of chronic sinonasal diseases & nasal polyposis using functional
endoscopic sinus surgery.
Materials & Methods: 72 patients of chronic sinonasal diseases & nasal polyposis of both
genders were assessed radiologically as well as endoscopically. All patients underwent
functional endoscopic sinus surgery, using the Messerklinger’s approach. They were
recalled for 6 weeks.
Results: Out of 72 patients, males were 42 and females were 30. Endoscopic findings were
DNS in 34, middle turbinate hypertrophy in 18, inferior turbinate hypertrophy in 5,
enlargedaggernasi in 6, Mpd in middle meatus in 5 and edematous/polypoidal up in 4
cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Clinical features were nasal discharge in
62, nasal obstruction in 48, sneezing in 57, headache in 61, post nasal drip in 35 and
epistaxis in 29. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Chronic rhinosinusitis is common among all people. Functional endoscopic
sinus surgery is useful in these patients.