Evaluation of Medicated Pharyngeal Pack for Prevention of Postoperative Sore Throat following Nasal Septal Surgery

Tarique Ahmed Maka, Akeel Ur Rehman, Sajid Ali
Life and Science. 2020; 1(1): 33-36

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare the difference in frequency of postoperative sore throat, dysphagia, hoarseness and cough after nasal septal surgery between pharyngeal packings soaked in normal saline, soluble aspirin or ketorolac.
Study Design: A comparative study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried at ENT Department of Combined Military Hospital, Risalpur from July 2017 to June 2018.
Materials and Methods: The study was performed on 180 patients of both genders, aged between 20-50 years. Cases were randomly allocated into three groups of 60 each. In group A (control), postoperative pharyngeal packing was done with ribbon gauze impregnated with 50 ml normal saline, in group B (soluble aspirin group) packing was done with gauze impregnated in 50 ml of normal saline in which 300 mg of soluble aspirin was dissolved, whereas in group C (ketorolac group) packing was done with gauze impregnated in 50 ml of normal saline in which 30 mg of ketorolac was dissolved.
Results: In group A, 10 patients (16.7%) complained of sore throat, 8 (13.3%) dysphagia, 11 (18.3%) hoarseness and 12 (20%) cough. In group B, 4 (6.7%) patients complained of sore throat, 3 (5%) dysphagia, 3 (5%) hoarseness and 4 (6.7%) cough whereas in group C, 3 (5%) patients complained sore throat, 1 (1.7%) dysphagia, 2 (3.3%) hoarseness and 4 (6.7%) cough. All parameters were significantly raised (p<0.001) in group A as compared to group B and C whereas there was no significant difference found in the parameters between group B and C except dysphagia which was significantly lower (p<0.001) in group C as compared to group B.
Conclusion: Use of soluble aspirin or ketorolac impregnated pharyngeal packing significantly reduced frequency of post-operative sore throat, dysphagia, hoarseness and cough as compared to simple normal saline impregnated packing among patients undergoing nasal surgery.

Key Words: Ketorolac, Pharyngeal Packing, Soluble Aspirin, Sore Throat.

How to cite this: Maka TA, Rehman A, Ali S. Evaluation of Medicated Pharyngeal Pack for Prevention of Postoperative Sore Throat following Nasal Septal Surgery. Life and Science. 2020; 1(1): 33-36. doi: https://doi.org/10.37185/L&S.1.1.16

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