EFFICACY OF FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY(FESS) IN TREATMENT OF POST NASAL DRIP (PND) AS AN ANCILLARY PROCEDURE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Objective: To assess efficacy of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in treatment of postnasal drip (PND) as an ancillary procedure to Septoplasty with Turbinoplasty.
Study Design: Quasi experimental study.
Methodology: Sample size was n-200, Patients were placed in two groups Group A (n-126) had septoplasty with turbineplasty. Group B (n-74) included patients with Septoplasty and Turbinoplasty combined with functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Post operative results regarding postnasal drip were compared amongst the Two groups.
Results: Data was analysed in SPSS-17, Septoplasty along with turbinectomy was performed in n-126 patients (group A). And septoplasty, turbinectomy along with functional endoscopic sinus surgery was performed in n-74 patients (group B). Post nasal drip was significantly reduced in group B at 3 months follow up (p<0.046). More significant difference was noted at 6 months follow up (p<0.003).
Conclusion: Patients having Chronic rhinosinusitis with postnasal drip as predominant symptom, should undergo functional endoscopic sinus surgery as an ancillary procedure to conventional nasal surgery.