Optimal time for nasal packing removal after septoplasty. A comparative study.

@article{Hajiioannou2007OptimalTF,
  title={Optimal time for nasal packing removal after septoplasty. A comparative study.},
  author={J K Hajiioannou and Argiro Bizaki and George F Fragiadakis and Constantinos A Bourolias and Ilias Spanakis and Gregory I. Chlouverakis and John G. Bizakis},
  journal={Rhinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={68-71}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and subjective discomfort of one-day internal dressing compared to that of two-day in patients undergoing nasal septal surgery. STUDY DESIGN/METHODS Prospective, randomized, clinical trial conducted on 75 patients undergoing septoplasty in a tertiary ENT clinic. Discomfort caused by nasal dressings was evaluated by means of a visual analog scale. Postoperative complications were also compared. RESULTS Mean discomfort score… CONTINUE READING