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

Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 318-320

Research Article

Comparative Study between Submucous Resection and Septoplasty to Manage Deviated Nasal Septum


Teklal Patel1*, Prakash Tamrakar2

1Associate professor, 2Assistant professor, Department of ENT, L.N. Medical College & Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Background: Deviated nasal septum is one of the common conditions in ENT outpatient department. This may or may not present with the symptoms. Submucous resection and septoplasty are two common procedures for managing deviated nasal septum. Objective: We tried to find out the incidence, sex and age group affected due to deviated nasal septum. We also tried to compare submucous resection and septoplasty in terms of its outcome and complications. Material and Methods: this observational study was carried out on 62 patients of deviated nasal septum. After obtaining detailed history and examination patients were categorized in two groups- one for submucous resection and second for septoplasty. Results: The male to female ratio in our study was found to be 1.58:1.Maximum i.e. 38.71% patients were in the age group 21-30 years. Nasal obstruction was the commonest complaint followed by post nasal discharge (PND), nasal discharge, headache, external nasal deformity etc. 54.17% complications were found after SMR and 34.48% after septoplasty. Conclusion: The present studies showed that complication were more after SMR as compared to septoplasty. But the functional outcomes were same in both surgeries.