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A Clinical Study on Atrophic Rhinitis, Its Management and Surgical Outcome

Suja S Sreedharan, Vishnu Prasad*, Vijendra S Shenoy and Panduranga M Kamath
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, India
Corresponding Author : Vishnu Prasad
MS, Consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
– Head & Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College
Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India – 575001
Tel: +919449222771
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 04, 2014; Accepted: December 31, 2014; Published: January 07, 2015
Citation: Sreedharan SS, Prasad V, Shenoy VS, Kamath PM (2015) A Clinical Study on Atrophic Rhinitis, Its Management and Surgical
Outcome. Gen Med (Los Angel) 3:1000155. doi: 10.4172/2327-5146.1000155
Copyright: © 2015 Sreedharan SS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Objective: To study the efficiency of surgical management for atrophic rhinitis, to study the complications
following surgeries and to study the quality of life following the management in 82 patients.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study of 82 patients who were treated for atrophic rhinitis in tertiary care hospital at the coastal Karnataka of South India for the past 3 years were carried out. Details of treatment either the medical management or the surgical procedures and any associated complications thereafter are noted. The symptomatic and clinical improvement of the patients at 3 months, 6 months and at 1 year of follow up was noted. Results and Analysis: Total of 82 patients with atrophic rhinitis was studied with age ranged from 10 to 65 years with the peak incidence between 11-30 years comprised of 55 patients (67%) of the total study group. Seventy five of 82 patients underwent surgical management. Modified Young’s procedure was done in 40 patients; followed by Young’s operation in 25 cases, septal and sinus surgeries in 10 cases and 7 patients were treated conservatively by nasal douching. Complications were not significant in Young’s or modified Young’s operation except vestibular
stenosis (6%), wound dehiscence (5%) which required corrective surgery for the same.
Conclusion: Treatment of atrophic rhinitis often involves multiple modalities. Surgical management (modified Young’s and Young’s) gave very good results with minimal complications.

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