Paper published in British Medical Journal on septoplasty for nasal obstruction

Septoplasty for nasal obstruction paper

Septoplasty for nasal obstruction: New trial paves the way for evidence based guidelines, Annakan V Navaratnam, Alfonso Luca Pendolino

Health resources everywhere are stretched in this post-pandemic era. The pursuit of effectiveness has led policy makers and health insurance companies to pay close attention to the value of common procedures, and otorhinolaryngology is not spared. In common with other surgical techniques developed before evidence based medicine, there is a paucity of high quality evidence evaluating septoplasty and therefore no clear guidelines for its use. Consequently, clinicians have varying opinions about when, or even if, septal surgery can benefit patients with nasal obstruction.