Published: 2021-07-23

Comparative study of outcomes of conventional and endoscopic septoplasty

Kush B. Pandya, Manit M. Mandal, Ajay K. Panchal, Rakesh Kumar, Parth B. Kapadia, Mithram Wadia, Vipul Valiya, Neel Parmar


Background: Literature and other available research states lots of comparison between endoscopic and conventional septoplasty. The study helps conclude the merits and demerits of both techniques and compares the superiority of one method over the other on various aspects from surgeon’s and patient’s point of view. The objective of the study was to compare outcomes of conventional and endoscopic septoplasty.

Methods: Study included 48 patients having symptomatic deviated nasal septum willing for surgery randomly divided into two groups of 24 each who underwent endoscopic septoplasty and conventional septoplasty. All the patients selected for study, were assessed for subjective and objective evaluation pre-operatively and post-operatively on 7th day, 1 month and 3 months. The study was conducted at Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER), Surat.

Results: There are technical advantages of using endoscope during septoplasty as it is definitely superior from surgeon’s point of view but there is no significant difference in terms of functional outcome, complications and post-operative hospital stay.

Conclusions: There are technical advantages of using endoscope being superior in terms of illumination, preciseness and surgery, visualization of deeper parts of nasal cavity and resection of posterior deviation and spur especially in isolated septal spur and in achieving hemostasis. The study helps us conclude that endoscopic septoplasty has merits over conventional septoplasty on various aspects.


Conventional septoplasty, Endoscopic septoplasty, Deviated nasal septum, Nasal obstruction

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