Author(s): Folia M, Lombard L, Vergs S, Percodani J, Pessey JJ,
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the long term quality of life in patients after ethmoidectomy associated with intranasal corticotherapy for nasal polyposis on the appreciation of the intensity of nasal symptoms. MATERIAL ET METHOD: The authors report their experience about 203 patients treated by endonasal endoscopic ethmoïdectomy intranasal followed by a long term intransal corticotherapy, with a mean follow up of six years. In this prospective study, each symptom was evaluated using an analogic visual scale and a questionnaire. The evolution of asthma after surgery and the patients global satisfactory rate were noted. RESULTS: There is a global improvement of the nasal symptoms with a mean postoperative individual scores calculated at 32\% for nasal obstruction, at 34\% for rhinorrhea and at 51\% for anosmia. No impact on asthma or improvement of asthma was encountered in 92\% of the patients. The patients global satisfactory rate of this medico-surgical approach of the disease is 93.6\%. A positive correlation was found between the severity of the olfactory disorders and the oral corticosteroid therapy. CONCLUSION: Endoscopic endonasal ethmoïdectomy followed by intranasal corticotherapy represents a valuable protocol in treating patients with severe nasal polyposis.
This article was published in Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord)
and referenced in Journal of Allergy & Therapy