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Measurement of nasal patency in patients after transnasal endoscopic skull base surgery using NPIF
Project IdSGS14/LF/2023
Main solverMUDr. Jakub Lubojacký
Period1/2023 - 12/2023
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationNasal cavity serves to warm, humidify and clean the air before it enters other parts of the respiratory system. Other functions of the nose include mainly olfactory, immune or sexual function. Proper airflow through the nasal cavity is necessary for all nasal functions, spatial changes or flow changes can significantly affect nasal functions. Endoscopic transnasal surgical approaches are modern, minimally invasive methods, enabling the solution of pathologies in skull base area through the nasal cavity. The advantage of this technique is the absence of external incisions and scars and the significantly ,0 better cosmetic effect associated with it. In addition, these methods offer very good clarity and illumination of the operative field. The disadvantage is the risk of affecting the functions of the nose. As a standard, rhinomanometry is used to measure nasal patency before and after surgery. A modern new method is measuring the patency of the nasal cavity using a NPIF (nasal peak inspiratory flow) device, which has significantly lower acquisition costs, is easy to use and, above all, fast. The disadvantage is that the examination is less detailed, the result is the amount of air flowing l/min of the nasal cavity. However, it could be sufficient for preoperative and postoperative evaluation. The aim of the project is to determine whether NPIF is sufficient for preoperative and postoperative measurement of nasal patency compared to rhinomanometry.