Volume 1997, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Submucous resection (SMR) of the nasal septum is a simple procedure, which was used in a study on sixty patients, forty four (73%) males and sixteen (26.7%) females. This study was carried out over four years from September 1988 in King Hussein Medical Centre and Prince Hashem Ben Al Hussein Hospital.

Ml the patients had a headache for 2-13 years as the maJor symptom. Some of them had additional symptoms SUch as nasal obstruction and snoring. Successful results were obtained in fifty six cases who were relieved of their headache after surgery. The other four cases showed no significant improvement because of allergic rhinitis.


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