COMPLICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF ENDOSCOPIC SEPTOPLASTY AT A TERTIARY CARE CENTER IN INDIA

Y B Chhatbar, Suktara Sharma, Prachi M Patel, Drashty D Bavarva, Vaibhav B Patel
2020 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH  
Septoplasty for nasal septal deviation is one of the most commonly performed surgeries by the otolaryngologist. Though various surgical techniques have evolved for correction of a deviated septum, complications are still common. Method: A prospective study of 90 patients of symptomatic nasal septal deviation was done to investigate for development of complications after endoscopic septoplasty. Complications were catagorised into early, occurring within 7 days and late, usually detected within
more » ... ree months after surgery. Results; Most common early complication was haemorrhage seen in overall 16.66% of patients. 6.66% had primary hemorrhage during surgery and 8.88% had reactionary hemorrhage within 24 hours of surgery. Secondary hemorrhage and septal hematoma was rare(1.1%) . Most common late complication was persistence of subjective symptom of nasal blockage(15.55%) followed by nasal synache(5.55%). Septal perforation and vestibular stenosis are less common(1.1%). CSF leak, saddle nose, nasal tip ptosis or any ocular complications were not seen in any patient. Conclusion:. Meticulous preoperative planning with precise surgical techniques during endoscopic septoplasty can reduce the risk of complications that may have a profound effect on the functional and aesthetic aspects of a person's life.
doi:10.36106/ijsr/6417928 fatcat:cdke3bb4rzb6dffeqye4mumcfi