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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 2, Sept 2015 pp 366-370

Research Article

A study of chronic allergic rhinitis in rural area and its management by cryosurgery

Vasundhara P Varute1, Pratap A Varute2, Rutuja More3, Prajktha Patil3

{1Assistant Professor, Department of ENT}{Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery}

D. Y. Patil Medical College Kolhapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

3Senior Resident, Department of E.N.T, RCSM Government Medical College Kolhapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Background: Allergic Rhinitis is still one of the commonest maladies that the otolaryngologist is called upon to treat. Aim and Objectives: To find out historically type of Allergic Rhinitis present in rural area. To apply Cryosurgical technique as one of the alternative modality in management of chronic allergic Rhinitis and to evaluate male and female response after Cryosurgery technique. Material and Method: A detailed study of 90 cases of Chronic Allergic Rhinitis patients from rural area were studied over a period of 2yrs and were treated with Cryosurgery as an alternative mode of treatment and patient were followed up for 3months to 1 ½ yrs to study the response and was evaluated in terms of relief of symptoms. Result: In Cryosurgery procedure the bulk of the turbinates was considerably reduced so that their nasal obstruction first got relieved followed by relief of other symptoms. In our series it was very interesting to find that males have responded better than females, the reason being perhaps female patients have limited scope of changing their environment in Rural area. Conclusion: Cryosurgery technique definitely increases the efficiency of the otolaryngologists, eliminates hospitalization, increase the quality of medical care and provides superior results, but in some situations its use is of limited value, and continual critical assessment with careful evaluation is still required in order that over enthusiastic claims should not be made.