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Keywords:

  • nasal splints;
  • morbidity;
  • complications

ABSTRACT

The results of a randomized prospective trial investigating the morbidity from intranasal splints in 105 patients, were analysed. Intranasal splints are associated with considerable morbidity (significantly greater post-operative pain and a higher incidence of septal perforation and vestibulitis) and although they significantly reduce the likelihood of developing intranasal adhesions, a similar benefit can be obtained by careful nasal toilet at one week.