Issue N# 2 - 2003
Electrorhinomanometric evaluation of nasal functions in transseptal - transsphenoidal hypophysectomy.
Authors : C. Bilgen, K. Öner, Ö. Günan, I. Övül, O. Turan (Izmir)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2003;124,2:111-115.
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Objective: The prospective study in 23 patients, who were undergone transseptal-transsphenoidal hypophysectomy, underlines the rhinologic aspects of this technique. Materials and methods: preoperative and postoperative subjective complaints were compared, postoperative nasal respiratory functions were evaluated by means of electrorhinomanometry. Results: nasal respiratory functions were preserved postoperatively in the patients with normal preoperative nasal anatomy (no statistical difference); while, in patients with obstructive deviation of the nasal septum, an improvement in nasal respiratory functions were noted as a result of simultaneously performed septoplasty (p<0.01). Conclusion: Our results emphasize the importance of the collaboration of otorhinolaryngology and neurosurgery teams for the sake of postoperative nasal functions.
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