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Objectives: To compare the efficacy of transseptal suturing technique with conventional nasal splints in the classic septoplasty incision.
Material and Methods: This was a comparative study done in the department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Department of Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar Pakistan, from January 2013 to June 2014. A total of 150 patients were included in this study. These patients were divided into two groups, Group A includes those patients in which no nasal splints were kept after nasal septal surgery and Group B includes patients in whome nasal septal splints were kept in. After taking proper history and performing clinical examination these patients were divided into two groups by convenience sampling technique. This data was recorded on preformed proforma. All the patients were followed up at 3rd, 10th and 30th day of postoperative period. The record of nasal adhesions and septal perforation was noticed and compared between two groups.
Results: Group A which comprised of Septal surgery without splints showed better results in the terms of postoperative
septal perforations and intranasal adhesions as compared to Group B with intranasal splints after septal surgery.
Conclusion: The procedure of Nasal Septal surgery without splints was better in reducing postoperative complications although it was more time consuming.
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