Journal article

Patient Wellbeing and Quality of Life After Nasoseptal Flap Closure for Endoscopic Skull Base Reconstruction.

Mendel Castle-Kirszbaum, Yi Yuen Wang, James King, Brent Uren, Ben Dixon, Yi Chen Zhao, Kai-Zheong Lim, Tony Goldschlager

J Clin Neurosci | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The endoscopic endonasal approach to the skull base avoids some of the surgical morbidity associated with a transcranial approach, however it often results in large skull-base defects requiring secure closure. The nasoseptal flap has become the preferred method for closure of such defects but may be associated with its own morbidity. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of patients with skull base pathology with prospectively collected quality of life data using ASBQ and SNOT was analysed. They were grouped into those who received a nasoseptal flap and those who did not. Pre-operative total ASBQ and SNOT scores, and their individual components, were compared to data collected at days 1,..

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