A RETROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS ON ENDOSCOPY AND RADIOLOGY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS

Dr Vaibhavi Vyas, Dr Neena Bhalodiya, Dr Simple Bhadania, Dr Janki Oza

Abstract


INTRODUCTION: Chronic rhinosinusitis is a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of mucosa of nose and paranasal sinuses of at
least 12 consecutive weeks' duration.1
AIMS: To know the common anatomical variation in patients with chronic sinusitis.
MATERIALS AND METHOD: It is a retrospective observational study in which DNE and CT PNS of 100 cases of chronic rhinosinusitis
patients were studied who attended the ENT OPD of Sola Civil hospital, Ahmedabad from January 2018 to January 2019.
RESULTS: In our study, we observed that 90% patients with chronic rhinosinusitis had anatomical variations in nasal cavity whereas 10 % showed
no evidence of any anatomical variations on Direct Nasal Endoscopy(DNE) and Computed Tomography(CT) scan of paranasal sinuses. The most
common abnormality was deviation of nasal septum.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study highlights that Diagnostic nasal endoscopy and CT scan are complimentary in diagnosis of anatomical
variations of nose and paranasal sinuses.


Keywords


Deviated nasal septum, nasal endoscopy, Computerised tomography, Chronic rhinosinusitis, concha bullosa.

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