DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20202202

Quality of life after functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Raies Ahmad Begh, Aditiya Saraf, Kamal Kishore, Parmod Kalsotra

Abstract


Background: This paper aims to assess improvement in quality of life (QOL) after functional endoscopic sinus surgery through questionnaire sino-nasal outcome test (SNOT)-22.

Methods: The present study was conducted on 50 patients in Department of ENT and HNS, SMGS Hospital, GMC Jammu during a time period of July 2017 to September 2019. All the patients with age ≥18 years who failed to respond to medical therapy (3 months) and underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) were included in the study. SNOT-22 questionnaire was used to assess the improvement.  

Results: In our study, preoperative SNOT scores were higher (54±8.05) but after FESS they reduced significantly at 1st (16.47±5.51), 3rd (13.86±4.19), 6th months (12.9±8.05) post operatively. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyposis group had greater mean difference of SNOT-22 scores (43.93) between preoperative period and 3 months postoperative period than patients grouped as CRS without nasal polyposis (41.47).

Conclusions: We concluded that FESS is the best surgical intervention for chronic rhinosinusitis. It significantly improves the quality of life of patients of chronic rhinosinusitis.


Keywords


FESS, Quality of life, Chronic sinusitis, SNOT-22

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