The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the peak nasal inflamatuar flow (PNIF) and Nasal Obstruction Symptom Score (NOSE) questionnaire in the diagnosis and follow-up of nasal septum deviation surgery.Methods:
Sixty patients diagnosed with nasal septum deviation were included in the study. Nasal Obstruction Symptom Score scales of patients, PNIF and is measured preoperatively and 14 days after surgery.Results:
Preoperative NOSE scores were 14.9 ± 2.7 and PNIF scores were 129.6 ± 15.5 L/min in study group. Postoperatively NOSE scores were 7.9 ± 1.8 and PNIF scores were 154.2 ± 9.2 L/min in study group. Nasal Obstruction Symptom Score scores were 3.3 ± 2.3 and PNIF scores were 169.3 ± 13.5 L/min in control group.Conclusion:
Anterior and anteroposteriorly located nasal septum deviation (NSD) had statistically higher degrees of NOSE scores and lower levels of PNIF scores. Posterior located NSD PNIF scores changed postoperatively but NOSE scores do not change statistically. There was a statistically significant correlation in Pearson correlation analysis between NOSE and PNIF scores. The authors recommend using PNIF and NOSE scores in NSD patients.