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Twelve-year long-term postoperative outcomes in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

Volume: 60 - Issue: 4

First page: 261 - Last page: 269

C. Arancibia - C. Langdon - J. Mullol - I. Alobid

Background: Evidence regarding long-term postoperative follow-up of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) patients is scarce in the literature. The objective of the present study was to report long-term 12-year postoperative outcomes for CRSwNP patients.
Methods: CRSwNP patients were prospectively followed after endoscopic sinus surgery. Sinonasal symptoms, nasal polyp score (NPS), Barcelona Smell Test 24 (BAST-24), Lund-Mackay Score (LMS), and Medical Outcome Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) questionnaire were assessed before and 12 years after surgery.
Results: At long-term follow-up (median, 12 years), a strong improvement was noted for all patients (N=76) in nasal symptoms score, NPS, BAST-24, and LMS scores compared with baseline. No long-term improvement in SF-36 was found.
Conclusion: Patients with CRSwNP have a long-term 12-year postoperative improvement in nasal symptoms, polyp size, computed tomography, and olfaction.

Rhinology 60-4: 261-269, 2022

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