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Vol. 74, No. 2, 2012
Issue release date: April 2012
Section title: Original Paper
ORL 2012;74:110–115
(DOI:10.1159/000336738)

Combined Medical and Surgical Therapy Improves Olfaction in Patients with Nasal Polyposis

Ayçiçek A. · Kahveci O.K. · Miman M.C. · Duran A. · Yıldız H.
Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 9/26/2011
Accepted: 12/15/2011
Published online: 3/16/2012
Issue release date: April 2012

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes of combined oral steroid, nasal steroid and surgical therapy in patients with impaired olfaction due to nasal polyposis. Patients and Methods: This prospective observational study was undertaken in the otolaryngology department of a university hospital. During the study, 19 nasal polyposis patients were evaluated three times, i.e. before oral steroid therapy, before surgery (after steroid therapy) and after surgery, with smell identification tests, acoustic rhinometry, subjective smell score, endoscopic grading and a visual analog scale for nasal obstruction. Results: All subjective and objective measures were significantly improved after medical and surgical therapy (p < 0.01). The median smell identification score improved from 2 (interquartile range 0–4) to 5 (interquartile range 4–7) after combined therapy. Smell identification scores were found to be modestly correlated with all other examination findings. Conclusion: Combined therapy seems efficient in improving smell identification scores of nasal polyposis patients.

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Author Contacts

Orhan Kemal Kahveci
AKU Arastirma Hast, KBB AD
Izmir yolu 8.km
TR–03200 Afyonkarahisar (Turkey)
Tel. +90 505 2184 236, E-Mail orhangs75@hotmail.com

  

Article Information

Received: September 26, 2011
Accepted after revision: January 2, 2012
Published online: March 16, 2012
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 3, Number of References : 19

  

Publication Details

ORL (Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery)

Vol. 74, No. 2, Year 2012 (Cover Date: April 2012)

Journal Editor: O'Malley Jr. B.W. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print), eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORL


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 9/26/2011
Accepted: 12/15/2011
Published online: 3/16/2012
Issue release date: April 2012

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORL


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