IJOHNS  Vol.4 No.5 , September 2015
Surgical Audit of Sino-Nasal Diseases in a Tertiary Care Centre—A Prospective Study
Abstract: Aims of the study: 1) To study the distribution of various Sino-nasal diseases in our region; 2) To emphasize the significance of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Material and methods: This surgical study was carried out in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur. The study period was from 21st March 2014 to 20th March 2015 (267 cases). After a preliminary examination, all patients were subjected to Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy followed by radiological examination. Based on the symptoms and the findings, patients were treated by surgery (mainly FESS), pharmacotherapy, and chemo-radiotherapy. Results: In our study, the majority of cases were deviated nasal septum with sinusitis about 62% (165 cases). The other cases were antrochoanal polyp 8% (21 cases), ethmoidal polyposis 9% (23 cases) and others 21% (51 cases). The age group vulnerable for these diseases is 20 - 40 years. Males are affected more commonly than females. Conclusion: Majority of the cases were treated by Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. So we have to improve the surgical skills in this field to achieve a good outcome.
Cite this paper: Balasubramanian, G. , Thirunavukkarasu, R. , Kalyanasundaram, R. and Narendran, G. (2015) Surgical Audit of Sino-Nasal Diseases in a Tertiary Care Centre—A Prospective Study. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 4, 369-374. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.45061.

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