European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Original Article

Is There a Change in the Preoperatively Repeated Lund– Mackay Computed Tomography Scores of Nasal Polyposis?

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

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Department of Biostatistics, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2023; 6: 95-97
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2023.23111
Read: 264 Downloads: 99 Published: 20 December 2023

Objective: Nasal polyposis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the paranasal sinuses, for which the physiopathology is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether or not there was a change in the Lund–Mackay scores of computed tomography scans repeated preoperatively in patients with nasal polyposis.

Methods: The study included 34 patients diagnosed with nasal polyposis between January 2016 and July 2023 with an indication for endoscopic sinus surgery. Computed tomography (CT) scan slices at 3 mm intervals in axial and coronal planes of all the patients were examined. Nasal polyposis was evaluated with the Lund–Mackay CT score. Separate scores for the right and left side of the nose were calculated, as was the total score.

Results: As a result of the preoperative CT examinations, the mean time between the 2 CT scans was found to be 22.3 months. No statistically significant difference was determined in the Lund–Mackay CT scores of the first and second CT scans.

Conclusion: Based on the absence of difference in the preoperative CT scores of the patients with nasal polyposis, taking a second CT close to the time of surgery can be said to be unnecessary

Cite this article as: Bilal N, Yurttutan N, Doğaner A. Is there a change in the preoperatively repeated Lund–Mackay computed tomography scores of nasal polyposis? Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2023;6(3):95-97.

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