Septoplasty as a day-case procedure - a two centre study

R. Benson-Mitchell, G. Kenyon, D. Gatland

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Day-stay surgery is an integral part of Otolaryngology. Many procedures which have traditionally been thought to require overnight stay can be carried out on a day care basis. We report our experience of treating 163 patients admitted for septal surgery as a day-case procedure. The paper summarizes the experience of two centres. One of these is a London Teaching Hospital, where surgery was performed through a dedicated day-case unit, and the other is a District General Hospital where patients were admitted to a day-case unit but had their surgery on a routine in-patient list. As the result of this study we conclude that day-stay septoplasty is associated with a low complication rate and is a safe and acceptable procedure provided that strict selection criteria are followed. The cost implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Day care
  • Nasal septum
  • Surgery
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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