Estimation of Partitioning of Airflow in Septal Surgery: A Prospective Study with Reference to the NOSE Scale

  title={Estimation of Partitioning of Airflow in Septal Surgery: A Prospective Study with Reference to the NOSE Scale},
  author={I. Sen and M. Dutta and D. Haldar and R. Sinha},
  journal={ENT Journal},
  pages={E12 - E6}
Improper patient selection for septal surgery often has been found to result in therapeutic failure, and there needs to be an objective assessment of nasal obstruction before the surgery and for postoperative follow-up that can be applied in the routine otolaryngology practice. The purpose of this study is to assess the usefulness of a cost-effective device for objective measurement of the nasal airway partitioning in selecting patients for septal surgery and for postoperative outcome… Expand
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