ASSESSMENT OF OLFACTORY FUNCTION BEFORE AND AFTER FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY IN CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS

  • Tayyab Hassan Raza Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Abdul Hakim Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ali Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Maqbool Raza CMH Institute of Medical Sciences, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Junaid *CMH Institute of Medical Sciences, Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Saleem Asif Niazi Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Olfactory Dysfunction

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the olfactory function in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis before and after functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Study Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of ENT, Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, from Aug 2020 to Jul 2021.

Methodology: We studied a total of 59 patients suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis. Patients with previous sinus surgery and immunosuppressed states were excluded. All participants underwent evaluation with a 5-point Likert scale and the Connecti- cut odor identification test both pre- and post-Functional endoscopic sinus surgery at 3 months post-procedure. Data were analyzed in SPSS version 26.

Results: Our sample had a male to female ratio of 1.19:1. The mean age was 45.37 ± 14.25 years. A total of 37 (62.7%) patients reported an improvement of 19.2% in olfactory function post-FESS while 22 (37.2%) reported no difference or worsening ofolfaction.

Conclusion: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery performed for chronic rhinosinusitis is associated with an improvement in olfactory function.

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Published
2022-01-06
How to Cite
Raza, T., Hakim, A., Ali, M., Raza, M., Junaid, M., & Niazi, S. (2022). ASSESSMENT OF OLFACTORY FUNCTION BEFORE AND AFTER FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY IN CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS. PAFMJ, 71(Suppl-3), S637-40. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71iSuppl-3.7862
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