Septoplasty surgery is one of the most common procedures in the field of facial surgery. Although the rate of postoperative complications for this procedure is quite low, they can occur. To reduce the rate of these possible complications, several techniques were incorporated into the septoplasty procedure, including nasal packing, transseptal suture, nasal splint, among others. Thus, the present study aimed to evaluate the influence of using a nasal splint on postoperative comfort and nasal aspects. For this purpose, patients with indication for septoplasty surgery who met the inclusion criteria were selected. Half of the patients were randomly allocated to use a nasal splint, and the other half did not. Postoperatively, nasal aspects (mucosal edema, secretion aspect, bleeding, synechiae, presence of crusts) and patient comfort were evaluated by means of a questionnaire based on the adapted NOSE scale and pain assessment.
Nasal splint, Septoplasty, Postoperative, Nasal mucosa