Journal of Rhinology 2013;20(1):41-45.
Published online May 31, 2013.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Septoplasty Performed Under Local Anesthesia: Comparative Analysis of Patient Discomfort
Sung Jae Heo, Ji Hye Park, Chang Mook Park, In Ji Cho, Jung Soo Kim
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. sookim@knu.ac.kr
2Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Pohang St. Mary's Hospital, Pohang, Korea.
국소마취로 시행된 부비동 내시경 수술과 비중격 교정술: 환자 불편감 비교 분석
허성재, 박지혜, 박창묵, 조인지, 김정수
경북대학교 의학전문대학원 이비인후과학교실1, 포항성모병원 이비인후과2
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to compare the degree of patient discomfort between endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and septoplasty under local anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total 95 patients that underwent ESS and septoplasty under local anesthesia between July 2009 and January 2010 were enrolled in this study. The patients estimated the parameters of their own discomfort (pain, position, noise, anxiety, and memory). The score of each of the parameters ranged from 0 to 4. We compared the scores of the parameters between the ESS and septoplasty groups.
Results
Of the 95 patients, 61 (64%) received ESS, 32 (34%) received septoplasty, and 2 (2%) received both. The scores of all the parameters were not greater than moderate in both groups. There were no significantly statistical differences between the two groups. However, the ESS group had lower scores than the septoplasty group in the parameters of pain, position, noise, and memory. No remarkable complications occurred.
Conclusion
The patients in this study had modest discomfort and no noticeable complications during the surgeries under local anesthesia. Although no statistical difference existed between the two groups, the ESS group experienced relatively lower discomfort levels during the surgery under local anesthesia compared to the septoplasty group.
Key Words: Local Anesthesia;Nasal Surgery;Paranasal Sinuses;Nasal Septum


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