Objectives: The postoperative symptoms, paranasal computed
tomography (CT) findings and quality of life of the
patients who had undergone surgical treatment for nasal
polyposis were evaluated.
Patients and Methods: This study included 32 patients (18
females, 14 males; mean age 43 years; range 14 to 64 years)
who applied to our clinic between January 2008 and January
2009 and were operated on with diagnosis of pure nasal
polyps. In addition, 36 healthy volunteers were randomized
to the control group. The patients were evaluated before
and after surgery, on the 3rd week and 3rd month with routine
ear nose and throat physical examination and through the
Short Form-36 (SF-36) questionnaire as the nasal symptom
scores and quality of life. The SF-36 questionnaire was used
in the control group as well. In this SF-36 questionnaire the
patients were evaluated for eight domains. Control paranasal
CT findings at 6th months after surgery were compared
with the CT findings before surgery.
Results: We determined improvement of nasal symptoms
in patients (nasal obstruction, headache, loss of sense of
smell, rhinorrhea and posterior rhinorrhea) at the 3rd week
and 3rd month after surgery compared to before surgery
(p<0.05). We also determined improvement in the domains
of SF-36 questionnaire (general healthy, physical functioning,
problems of emotional role, social functioning, pain,
vitality and mental health) at the 3rd week and 3rd month after
surgery compared to before surgery (p<0.05). Control paranasal
CT findings of patients at 6th months after surgery was
also improved significantly compared to before (p<0.001).
Conclusion: We determined improvement in all symptoms and
quality of life for a short period of time after the surgical treatment
performed on patients with nasal polyposis. The paranasal
CT has an important place for diagnosis and treatment.
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Nazal polip; paranazal bilgisayarlı tomografi;KF-36.