Evaluation of the effect of inferior turbinate outfracture on nasolacrimal transit time by saccharin test


KÖKOĞLU K. , VURAL A.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, cilt.276, ss.1671-1675, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 276 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00405-019-05382-z
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1671-1675

Özet

AimTo evaluate the effect of inferior turbinate outfracture on nasolacrimal transit time by saccharin test.Materials and methodsTwenty patients who underwent septoplasty+unilateral radiofrequency ablation and outfracture of inferior turbinate were enrolled into study. They had no complaintsabout their eyes and denied previousocular surgery. Their nasolacrimal saccharin transittimes(NSTTs) were estimated preoperatively and postoperatively in the 1st and 2nd months. The non-fractured side eye was measured only once preoperatively. The fractured-side eye was measured three times. These times were compared statistically.ResultsThere were 8 men and 12 women. Mean age was 29.04. Killian incision was used in 14 and hemitransfixion incision was used in 6 patients. Median NSTT was 484, 461, 490 and 446s for the non-fracture side, preoperatively and postoperatively in the 1st and 2nd months, respectively. There was no statistically significant difference between the two eyes preoperatively, and in the fractured side preoperatively and postoperatively in the 2nd month. There were significant differences between median NSTT in postoperative 1st month and median NSTT in the preoperative measure, and between postoperative 1st and 2nd months (p<0.05). Median NSST in the 1st month was longer than the others.ConclusionOutfracture of inferior turbinate had no permanent effect on NSTT 2months after surgery in patients that had a healthy nasolacrimal system.