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Does Nasal Septum Deviation with Different Locations and Different Angular Features Affect Maxillary Sinus Volumes?


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Nevsehir State Hospital, Nevşehir, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Nevsehir State Hospital, Nevşehir, Turkey

ENT Updates 2021; 11: 90-95
DOI: 10.5152/entupdates.2021.21035
Read: 3091 Downloads: 736 Published: 06 August 2021

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the isolated effect of moderateto- severe, lower, middle, and upper nasal septum deviation (NSD) and NSD angle on maxillary sinus volume (MSV).

Methods: The retrospective study included 94 NSD patients (mean age, 27.95 ± 12.01 years). NSD diagnosis and the measurements of NSD angle and MSV were performed using paranasal sinus computed tomography (PNS CT). The NSD angle was divided into 2 groups as moderate (≤9 to <15) and severe (≥15) according to its degree on PNS CT. Each group was divided into 3 subgroups as lower, middle, and upper NSD based on the localization of NSD. MSV was measured both on the affected and unaffected sides using volume-measuring software.

Results: Mean MSV was 13.76 ± 4.81 mL on the affected side as opposed to 14.46 ± 4.95 mL on the unaffected side in 94 patients (P = .03). The increase in the NSD angle had a significant effect on both MSVs (P = .037, for severe NSD). No significant difference was found between the side with lower, middle, or upper NSD and the contralateral side in terms of MSV (P > .05).

Conclusion: We consider that NSD and an angular increase in NSD may play a role in MSV, while NSDs in different locations do not affect MSVs.

Cite this article as: Avcı D, Tiryaki Ş. Does nasal septum deviation with different locations and different angular features affect maxillary sinus volumes? ENT Updates. 2021; 11(2): 90-95.

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