Comparison of Recurrence of Intranasal Polyps Treated with Intranasal Polypectomy versus Steroid Use

Sanaullah Bhatti, Muhammad Hassan Nisar, Sharif Shahid, Sabeen Sajida


Objective: To compare recurrence of intranasal polyps treated with intranasal polypectomy versus steroid use. Study Settings and Duration: ENT department Nishtar hospital Multan from 24th December 2017 to 23 June 2018. Study design: randomized controlled trial Material and methods: All 50 cases were divided in two groups M and S. Group M were given oral prednisone (30-60 mg) for 15-20 days in tapering regimen while patients in S group, intranasal polypectomy done. Information was collected through pre-designed Performa. Mean and standard deviation was calculated for quantitative variables such as age. Frequencies and percentages were calculated for qualitative variables such as gender and outcome variable i.e. recurrence. Chi-square test was applied to compare recurrence in both groups and P ≤ 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: The mean age of patients in group A was 34.49 ± 6.51years and in group B was 34.15 ± 6.97years. Male were 64.44% and 35.56% were females with ratio of 1.81:1. The mean duration of disease in group A was 5.81 ± 4.33 days and in group B was 5.75 ± 4.56 days. Recurrence rate in Group A (steroid group) was 57.78% while in Group B (intranasal polypectomy group) was 22.22% (p =0.001) Conclusion: Intranasal polypectomy is more effective in terms of non-recurrence of nasal polyps as compared to steroid use in the management of nasal polyps.

Keywords: Nasal polyps, non-recurrence, medical treatment, polypectomy.

DOI: 10.7176/JMPB/60-06

Publication date:October 31st 2019


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