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Effect of nasal packing and haemostatic septal suture on mucociliary activity after septoplasty: an assessment by rhinoscintigraphy.
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PMID:  19823859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nasal packing may influence the mucociliary clearance of the nose in the postoperative healing phase. In an attempt to overcome some of this problem, a haemostatic septal suturing technique was conceived. In this prospective study, we aimed to investigate the effects of nasal packing and septal suturing technique on mucociliary clearance by rhinoscintigraphy. Forty-eight adult patients who had undergone septoplasty were included in the investigation. Preoperatively, the patients were allocated into three groups: group 1, fingerstall packs filled with gauze and smeared with vaseline were used (11 male, 4 female); group 2, silicon septal splint packs were used (11 male, 4 female); group 3, haemostatic septal sutures were used (14 male, 4 female). Mucociliary clearance was measured by rhinoscintigraphy in all patients before surgery and 6 weeks after surgery. The nasal mucociliary clearance was presented as the velocity (mm/min) of nasal mucociliary transport of the (99m)Tc-MAA droplet. The mean velocity of nasal mucociliary clearances before and after surgery for group 1, group 2 and group 3 were 1.85 +/- 0.67 versus 2.43 +/- 0.78 mm/min, 2.36 +/- 0.80 versus 2.92 +/- 0.96 mm/min and 2.03 +/- 0.58 versus 2.62 +/- 0.65 mm/min, respectively. A significant difference in nasal mucociliary clearance was observed after surgery in all groups (p < 0.001). No significant differences were found between the groups regarding mucociliary clearance before and after surgery. Patients with septal deviation have a prolonged mucociliary transit time as compared with postoperative. Nasal packing did not significantly influence the mucociliary clearance in the postoperative healing phase.
Mustafa Kula; Imdat Yuce; Yasar Unlu; Ahmet Tutus; Sedat Cagli; Ibrahim Ketenci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  267     ISSN:  1434-4726     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-19     Completed Date:  2010-05-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Intranasal
Hemostatic Techniques / instrumentation*
Middle Aged
Mucociliary Clearance / physiology*
Nasal Mucosa
Nasal Septum / radionuclide imaging*,  surgery*
Nose Deformities, Acquired / surgery*
Occlusive Dressings*
Postoperative Period
Radionuclide Imaging / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Rhinoplasty / methods*
Suture Techniques*
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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