Nasal spirometry in the preoperative selection of patients for septoplasty

Georgios Fyrmpas, Dionysios Kyrmizakis, Victor Vital & Jannis Constantinidis
Introduction: there is no consensus over the best approach to selection of patients for septoplasty. Clinical examination is often inadequate and objective testing has not gained wide popularity due to technical, cost and training issues. The aim of this study was to evaluate bilateral nasal spirometry (BNS) as a quick and easily interpretable method of selecting appropriate candidates for septoplasty. BNS measures airflow asymmetry caused by a nasal septal deviation (NSD) and it is expressed...