Patient-recorded benefit from nasal closure in a Danish cohort of patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia

Jonas Hjelm Andersen, Anette Drøhse Kjeldsen*

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Background: Nasal closure, also known as the modified Young’s procedure was introduced in Denmark in 2008, as a surgical solution to severe epistaxis in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). The objective of this study was to report the overall satisfaction of the procedure from a patient’s point of view as well as the occurrence of complications. Methods: All the HHT patients who underwent nasal closure from 2008 to 2018 were included in the study. The patients were evaluated for postoperative complications and subjective outcome using Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI). Results: Ten patients were included in the study and were observed for a mean of 64 months. None of the patients was completely free of complications, and reversal was requested in a single case. Haemoglobin levels rose with an average of 2.8 g/dl. The average GBI score after surgery was 38.05. Nine of ten patients would recommend nasal closure to fellow HHT patients. Conclusion: Nasal closure is highly recommended among patients, but due to the rate of postoperative complications, the procedure should be reserved for a carefully selected group of HHT patients.

TidsskriftEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)791-800
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2020


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