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Change in symptomatology score after functional endoscopic sinus surgery in cases of chronic rhinosinusitis


BACKGROUND. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is one of the most common health problems in adults, which not only causes physical symptoms, but also results in functional and emotional impairment. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) on SNOT-22 in cases of chronic rhinosinusitis.

MATERIAL AND METHODS. A total of 50 patients, between 18-60 years of age, who had taken treatment for CRS but found no improvement, were enrolled in the study. Before surgery, all patients were asked to fill the SNOT-22 form, the CT score was evaluated, and FESS was performed. A reevaluation with SNOT-22 questionnaire was performed 10 days, 1 and 3 months after surgery. The preoperative and postoperative scores and change score were calculated.

RESULTS. The initial preoperative mean score was 39.96±13.41. The percentage decrease in symptom score on the 10th day, the first and third month postoperatively was 42%, 74% and 91% respectively. Males had scored higher as compared to females. There was no correlation between the CT score and SNOT-22 score. Rhinological symptoms scored more than 74% in chronic rhinosinusitis cases.

CONCLUSION. SNOT-22 can be used in routine clinical practice to inform clinicians about a full range of problems associated with chronic rhinosinusitis. Responses on the instrument can help focus the clinical encounter. It can also aid researchers in assessing the degree and effect of rhinosinusitis on health status, QoL and to measure treatment response.

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Medizin, Klinische Medizin, andere, Chirurgie, Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Sprach-, Stimm- und kindliche Hörstörungen, Mund-Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgie