Radiologic Study of the Nasal Septal Swell Body and its Relationship to Septal Deviation

  • Veronica Marie M. Mendoza Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery University of Santo Tomas Hospital https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1590-8225
  • January E. Gelera Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery University of Santo Tomas Hospital https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2415-8406
  • Christen-Zen I. Sison Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery University of Santo Tomas Hospital https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2535-8722
  • Francis Aaron D. Dizon Department of Radiology University of Santo Tomas Hospital
  • Juan Miguel L. Manalo Department of Radiology University of Santo Tomas Hospital
Keywords: nasal septal swell body, septal deviation, inferior turbinate hypertrophy

Abstract

 

 

                                                                                                                     ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare the radiographic features of the nasal septal swell body (NSB) with the laterality of nasal septal deviation and investigate whether there is a correlation between the severity of the septal deviation and difference in NSB size.

Methods:

Design: Retrospective Observational Study

Setting: Tertiary Private University Hospital

Participants: 30 paranasal sinus computerized tomography scans from January to October 2017

Results: A septal deviation was present in 60% of the subjects. In 78% of cases with septal deviation, the NSB was noted to be significantly larger on the side opposite the nasal septal deviation (p < .05).

Conclusion: The correlation between the severity of the septal deviation and difference in NSB size had a value of (r = 0.37) therefore, no positive correlation was established. Subjects with almost symmetric NSB measurements tend to have no septal deviation. On the other hand, the NSB is more prominent contralateral to a septal deviation.

Keywords: nasal septal swell body; septal deviation; inferior turbinate hypertrophy

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Published
2020-05-16
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Mendoza VM, Gelera J, Sison C-Z, Dizon FA, Manalo JM. Radiologic Study of the Nasal Septal Swell Body and its Relationship to Septal Deviation . Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2020May16 [cited 2020Aug.9];35(1):30-2. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/1273