Comparison on effectiveness of trans-septal suturing versus nasal packing after septoplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract

This systematic review applied meta-analytic procedures to evaluate the curative effect of trans-septal suturing versus nasal packing after septoplasty. Computerized search of the published literature in PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, WANFANG, CNKI databases. Randomized trials investigating trans-septal suturing versus nasal packing following septoplasty in patients with deviated nasal septum. Adhesion, septal hematoma, bleeding, septal perforation, infection, pain, headache, or residual septal deviation per randomized patients. 19 randomized controlled trials of 1845 subjects were included. Meta-analysis showed that postoperative pain, headache, and adhesion were significantly lower in trans-septal suturing group. Nasal packing and trans-septal suturing technique appear to be equivalent with regard to postoperative bleeding, hematoma, septal perforation, infection, and residual septal deviation. Trans-septal suturing technology is not only associated with less patient pain, headache, and lower occurrence rate of adhesion after septoplasty but it also relates to higher patient satisfaction and an improved quality of life. The suturing technology can be used as a substitute for traditional nasal packing of the first-line treatment. More well-designed studies are needed to confirm the effect of trans-septal suturing following septoplasty.

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4709-2

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@article{Wang2017ComparisonOE, title={Comparison on effectiveness of trans-septal suturing versus nasal packing after septoplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis}, author={Wei-Wei Wang and Bao-Cheng Dong}, journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology}, year={2017}, volume={274}, pages={3915-3925} }