Surgical Correction of Nasal Obstruction and Its Effect on Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Symptoms. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Daum, R., Grimm, D., Castro Silva, B. R., Huang, A. E., Lee, J. Y., Nayak, J. V., Patel, Z. M., Hwang, P. H., Chang, M. T. 2023


To investigate how eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms change following surgical treatment of nonsinusitis-related nasal obstruction.Retrospective chart review.Single academic center.We assessed patients who underwent septoplasty, turbinate reduction, or both for nasal obstruction. Chronic sinusitis patients were excluded. Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) symptoms were studied using the Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire (ETDQ-7), collected preoperatively and postoperatively (1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months postop). Patients with preoperative ETDQ-7?>?14.5 were considered to have clinically significant symptoms. Sinonasal outcomes test scores were also assessed. Pre- and postoperative ETDQ-7 scores were compared using t test. Multivariate linear regression analysis identified factors associated with ETDQ-7 change.We analyzed 259 patients. Preoperatively, 37.5% of patients with nasal obstruction had clinically significant ETD symptoms. These patients exhibited significant improvement in ETDQ-7 at all postoperative timepoints from 23.3?±?7.6 at baseline to 19.1?±?9.1 at 1 week, 16.5?±?8.0 at 1 month, 16.2?±?7.8 at 3 months, and 16.7?±?10.4 at 6 months (all P?

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