Objectives: We assessed the effects of endoscopic
sinus surgery on quality of life of patients with nasal
polyposis or chronic sinusitis.
Patients and Methods: Thirty patients (5 females, 25
males; mean age 36 years; range 17 to 58 years) who
underwent endoscopic sinus surgery were prospectively
evaluated. The diagnoses were nasal polyposis
in 15 patients and chronic sinusitis in 15 patients.
Primary and revision operations were performed in 23
patients and seven patients, respectively. The quality of
life was evaluated before and six months after surgery
with the use of the Chronic Sinusitis Survey (CSS), and
Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-12 (SF-12). Prior
to administration, the two questionnaires were translated
and adapted to Turkish. Computed tomography
(CT) findings were scored before and six months after
surgery according to the Lund-Mackay system. The
results of the surveys were compared with CT scores.
Results: The postoperative SF-12 and CSS scores
of all the patients improved significantly. Computed
tomography scores were not found in correlation with
improvements in the SF-12 and CSS scores.
Conclusion: Endoscopic sinus surgery results in
significant improvement in the quality of life of
patients with nasal polyposis and chronic sinusitis,
which may not be reflected by CT scores.
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Kronik hastalık; endoskopi; sağlık anketi;burun polibi; yaşam kalitesi; anket; hastalık şiddeti indeksi;sinüzit/cerrahi; bilgisayarlı tomografi.