Prevalence of nasal septum deviation and its association with chronic maxillary sinusitis

Authors : Shruti Kumbhare, S R Ashwinirani, Girish Suragimath, Abhijeet Sande

DOI : 10.18231/j.jooo.2022.004

Volume : 8

Issue : 1

Year : 2022

Page No : 16-19

Background: The nasal septum deviation causes alteration in airflow, mucociliary clearance and effects on structures of the lateral nasal wall causing various nasal symptoms and other sinonasal diseases. Deviated nasal septum has been associated with chronic sinusitis.
Aims and Objectives: This present study was aimed to investigate the prevalence of nasal septum deviation in Western population of Maharashtra, to compare the rates between gender and to investigate its association with chronic sinusitis.
Materials and Methods: The retrospective study was conducted at Krishna institute of medical sciences, Deemed to be university (KIMSDU) in collaboration with School of dental sciences, Karad. The institutional ethical committee clearance was obtained before start of the study with protocol no. 0200/2018-19. A total of 80 patient's paranasal views (PNS views) were enrolled in this study after fulfillment of Inclusion and Exclusion criteria’s.
Results: Out of 80 patients in our study 45 were males accounting for 56% and 35 were females accounting for 44%. In total 80 patients only 50 Patients were having deviated nasal septum accounting for 62.5% and 30 patients were not having DNS accounting for 37.5%.
Conclusion: Based on PNS view in our study the prevalence of DNS was 62.5% and about 88% of patients were having sinusitis associated with DNS and majority of patients were males.

Keywords: Nasal septum, Deviated nasal septum, Maxillary sinusitis

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