Nasalance changes after functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Nasalance changes after functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Autor Soneghet, R. Google Scholar
Santos, R. P. Google Scholar
Behlau, M. Google Scholar
Habermann, W. Google Scholar
Friedrich, G. Google Scholar
Stammberger, H. Google Scholar
Instituição Hosp Albert Einstein
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
CEV
Ear Nose & Throat Univ Hosp
Resumo Forty adult patients diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis who underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), were analyzed with respect to postoperative resonatory voice changes. for evaluation the patients were asked about their subjective impression of voice changes using a questionnaire. An objective assessment was performed by determining the so-called nasalance using the Nasometer(R) (Kay Elemetrics), preoperatively, on the immediate postoperative follow-up (2 days after surgery), and approximately 1 month after surgery. the mean nasalance values increased significantly one month after FESS whereas the immediate postoperative control (2 days after surgery) showed a decrease of nasalance. Although FESS is a minimally invasive procedure, it can change the acoustic characteristics of the vocal tract in the long term and produce a significant increase in nasality. the authors strongly recommend that clinicians inform all patients, in particular voice professionals, about the possible effects of endonasal sinus surgery on voice quality.
Palavra-chave sinus surgery
functional endoscopic sinus surgery
nasality
resonatory voice disorders
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2002-09-01
Publicado em Journal of Voice. Clifton Park: Singular Publishing Group Inc, v. 16, n. 3, p. 392-397, 2002.
ISSN 0892-1997 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Singular Publishing Group Inc
Extensão 392-397
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0892-1997(02)00110-8
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000181346900010
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26965

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