European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Original Article

Day Case Septorhinoplasties-Our Experience


ORL and Head and Neck Department, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2021; 4: 48-52
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2021.21621
Read: 273 Downloads: 191 Published: 31 August 2021

Objective: Rhinology procedures are increasingly performed as day cases worldwide as well as in our department. Our aim was to identify if our rhinology patients fulfill the day case criteria and to audit our postoperative complications.

Material and Methods: A retrospective review of all septo/rhinoplasties and septal perforation repair for the last 3 years was performed. Overnight admission rate, medical and surgical complications were recorded. 

Results: Out of the 103 patients, only one (0.97%) needed overnight admission. The reason was medical, sinus tachycardia in a young anxious patient. Two immediate postoperative complications were recorded, self-limited epistaxis and light headedness. A self-limited epistaxis occurred day 5 post-operatively. No action was required in any of these cases. Late post-operative complications were three septal perforations (2.9%).

Conclusions: Day case septo/rhinoplasties can be safely performed with a <1% overnight admission rate in well selected patients. Increasing numbers of day procedures should be the goal in all otorhinolaryngology areas.

Cite this article as: Nae A, Alhuwaish H, Shytaj E. Day Case Septorhinoplasties- Our Experience. Eur J Rhinol Allergy. 2021;4(2):48-52.

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