Comparison of perceptional nasal obstruction with rhinomanometric and acoustic rhinometric assessment

K. Naito, S. Miyata, S. Saito, K. Sakurai, K. Takeuchi

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Abstract

Perception of nasal stuffiness, together with rhinomanometric and acoustic rhinometric assessments were evaluated before and after nasal and/or sinus surgery in 50 Japanese adult patients. Nasal resistance on both expiration and inspiration correlated well with the patients' perceptions (P<0.05). Nasal volumes (0-4 cm and 0-7 cm) obtained from acoustic rhinometry measurements also correlated well with perception (P<0.05). No significant relationships were found between rhinomanometric and acoustic rhinometric results. Perceptional nasal obstruction, rhinomanometric and acoustic rhinometric results (except for the sectional areas at the I-notch) improved significantly after the operations. Rhinomanometry and acoustic rhinometry are valuable methods for assessing nasal stuffiness, but we must take account of the differences between the two methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-508
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume258
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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