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Chirurgická léčba nosní polypózy. Část III.: Symptomatické hodnocení efektu operace

Title in English Surgical Therapy of Nasal Polyposis. Part lll: Symptomatic Evaluation of the Effect of Surgery

GÁL Břetislav SMILEK Pavel

Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Otorinolaryngologie a foniatrie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field ORL, ophthalmology, stomatology
Keywords nasal polyps; surgical treatment; symptomatic assessment; VAS score
Description The author presents results of questionnaires aimed at subjective evaluation of success of nasal polyposis surgical treatment. Valid data were obtained from 63 patients operated on for bilateral nasal polyposis in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of St.Annes University Hospital Brno between 1998-2005. Three years after the surgery, the patients received a questionnaire a part of which was subjective evaluation of 4 essential symptoms according to the degree of patient complaints before the surgery and afterwards. The visual analogue scale was used (where 0 means the lowest degree of satisfaction and 10 the highest one) for classification of the degree of subjectively perceived symptoms. Symptomatic improvement expressed as an average of differences in VAS score values before the surgery and afterwards was in nasal obstruction 6,59 plusminus 1,98 (79%), nasal discharge 4,97 plusminus 2,18 (65%), smell disorders 4,94 plusminus 3,93 (63%) and facial pressure and headache evaluation 2,86 plusminus 2,33 (72%). The total degree of patient satisfaction with the surgery result expressed with the average value of VAS score was 8,2 plusminus 1,77.

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