Pulmonary Function Tests in patients with Chronic Rhinosinus
Chronic inflammatory disorders of the upper airways are extremely prevalent and they have a major impact on public health. The study observes improvement in pulmonary function tests after endoscopic sinus surgery.

The study aimed to assess the change in pulmonary function tests in patients of chronic rhinosinusitis undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery pre-operatively and post-operatively. It evaluated the difference in mean of FEV1, FEV1%, FVC, FVC%, FEV1/FVC in patients of chronic rhinosinusitis undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

There was a significant improvement in the mean FEV1, FEV1%, FVC, and FVC% values post-surgically. In the study, there was also a significant improvement in the FEV1/FVC value at one month postoperatively, reflecting the effect of FESS on relieving the symptomatic lower airway obstruction.

The study concludes that following Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery there is a significant improvement in pulmonary function tests reflecting the improvement of asymptomatic lower airway disease in cases of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
Source: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-021-02759-7
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