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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 2 April-June 2018

Original Articles

Assessment of Types and Features in Patients with Deviated Nasal Septum- A Clinical Study
Sanjeev Kumar, Devendra Bahadur Singh, Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Daya Shankar

Background:Nasal septum deviation or deviated nasal septum (DNS) is a physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of deviated nasal septum.Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of ENT on 230 patients. Radiological investigation involved CT scan of all patients. Parameters such as type of deviation and clinical features etc were noted. Results: Out of 230 patients, males were 100 and females were 130. The difference was non- significant (P- 1). Age group 11-20 years had 32 males and 40 females, 21-30 years had 33 males and 35 females, 31-40 had 25 males and 32 females and 41-50 years had 10 males and 23 females. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common complaints were nasal discharge (228), nasal obstruction (220), headache (210), sneezing (197), post nasal drip (150), snoring (177) and anosmia (165). The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common type was midline (35), anterior vertical C shaped (45), posterior vertical C shaped (55), S shaped (40), horizontal spur (35) and combination (20). The difference was significant (P< 0.05).Conclusion: DNS is a common ENT complaint among young adults. A common symptom includes nasal obstruction, post nasal drip, nasal discharge, sneezing etc. Management included septoplasty. Key words: Anosmia, Deviated nasal septum, Sneezing.

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