Preoperative CT shows promise in increasing success rates of
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According to a recently published study in the International Journal of Otolaryngology, perioperative CT is associated with greater patients' satisfaction and quality of life after Rhinoplasty compared to either nasal endoscopy or anterior rhinoscopy.

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of CT scans in diagnosing nasal pathologies with other evaluating tools in patients undergoing rhinoplasty.

In this randomized controlled trial study, 74 consecutive patients seeking cosmetic rhinoplasty referred to otorhinolaryngology clinic were randomly assigned into three groups based on the perioperative evaluation method: the CT group, the nasal endoscopy group, and the control group (anterior rhinoscopy only). Surgical planning was made according to perioperative findings, and the identified endonasal pathologies were corrected during the surgery. The functional and aesthetic outcomes of the rhinoplasty were assessed by Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE), Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation (ROE), and the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) tools before surgery and at 12-month follow-up.

--All outcome measures improved significantly in either group toward one year after rhinoplasty.

--Subjects in the CT group demonstrated greater improvement in the NOSE, VAS, and ROE compared to the other two groups.

According to the study, perioperative CT is associated with greater patients’ satisfaction and quality of life after rhinoplasty compared to either nasal endoscopy or anterior rhinoscopy. A preoperative CT scan may improve the outcomes of rhinoplasty.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/5929754
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