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77. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

24.05. - 28.05.2006, Mannheim

Patients´ satisfaction after nasal septal and turbinate surgery - Results of a questionnaire

Ergebnisse einer Umfrage zur Patientenzufriedenheit nach Nasenseptumplastik und Muschelbehandlung

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author presenting/speaker Andreas Neumann - Universitäts-HNO-Klinik, Essen, Germany
  • Nils Lehmann - Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany
  • Thoralf Stange - Städtische Kliniken Neuss, Lukaskrankenhaus GmbH, Neuss, Germany
  • Claus Unkel - Universitäts-HNO-Klinik, Essen, Germany
  • Marc David Pearson - Universitäts-HNO-Klinik, Essen, Germany
  • Toni Gostian - Städtische Kliniken Neuss, Lukaskrankenhaus GmbH, Neuss, Germany
  • Hans-Jürgen Schultz-Coulon - Städtische Kliniken Neuss, Lukaskrankenhaus GmbH, Neuss, Germany

German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 77th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Mannheim, 24.-28.05.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06hno092

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Veröffentlicht: 7. September 2006

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Gliederung

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Introduction: Regarding the satisfaction of patients efficiency and outcome of surgery on the nasal septum and the turbinates regularly is the topic of contoversal discussion and occasionally some health authorities doubt there is an indication for these procedures in general. Subjective and objective evaluation of surgical outcome do not necessarily match in all cases.

Methods: A standardized questionnaire was sent to patients having undergone surgery on the nasal septum and the turbinates in the years 2001 and 2002 at a university hospital and a non-university hospital. Topics (10 all together) were e.g.: nasal aeration, sence of smell, rhinorrhea, snoring, general condition. Statistic significance of each parameter was verified.

Results: 138 questionnaires were reviewed. 82% of the candidates reported better aeration of the nose after surgery. 71% stated to have benefited from the operation. A relevant positive effect on snoring, rhinorrhea, headache and sence of smell could not be proved. The results did no different whether surgery was performed at a university hospital or at a non-university-hospital. Older patients seem to profit more from the procedure than younger ones.

Discussion: The survey clearly shows, that surgery on the nasal septum with or without performance of turbinoplasty has a positive effect on the nasal aeration and the general condition. Therefore its performance is well justified when after careful verification of the pre-conditions the indication for surgery is given.