European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Original Article

The Effect of Nasal Septal Deviation on Serum Lipid Levels


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hitit University School of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2019; 2: 13-16
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2019.98
Read: 5325 Downloads: 1477 Published: 23 July 2019



Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of nasal septal deviation on serum lipids.


Material and Methods: Thirty-two patients aged 18-53 with nasal septal deviation and nasal obstruction were included into this study. Serum lipid levels were determined before and after septoplasty.


Results: There was no statistically significant difference in serum lipid levels before and after septoplasty (p=0.248, p=0.135, p=0.862, p=0.829). There was a statistically significant difference in the serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level between the patient and control group (p=0.024).


Conclusion: This study showed that nasal septal deviations had no effect on serum lipids, except on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Septoplasty can reduce the speed of atherosclerosis progression in patients with both atherosclerosis and nasal septal deviation.



Cite this article as: Karataş D, Ekinci A, Yetiş A, Özcan M. The Effect of Nasal Septal Deviation on Serum Lipid Levels. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2019; 2(1): 13-6.

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