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Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2010 Jul-Aug;20(4):191-4.

[Efficacy of local heparinoids on preventing edema and ecchymosis after rhinoplasty].

[Article in Turkish]

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  • 1Inönü Universitesi Tip Fakültesi, Malatya, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

In this study, the effect of local heparinoids on prevention of periorbital edema and ecchymosis due to rhinoplasty was investigated.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Twenty patients (12 males, 8 females, mean age 23.3 years; range 19 to 34 years) who had bilateral osteotomy were randomly administered postoperative local heparinoid on one periorbital region, without performing any care in the other one. One and a half centimeter of heparinoid was applied once a day for nine days. The other periorbital region was used as control group. The heparinoid was applied additionally, 8 mg dexamethasone i.v was administered to all patients 30 minutes before the surgery and 24 hours after the surgery. Photographs of each patient which were taken on postoperative days 1, 3, 5 and 9 were evaluated as double-blind by two observers. Scoring was performed according to edema and ecchymosis scales.

RESULTS:

There was no statistical difference with respect to edema and ecchymosis between local heparinoid treated and control eyes.

CONCLUSION:

No hypersensitivity to drugs occurred in any patients. After analysing the scores, we observed that heparanoids administered locally was not effective in preventing periorbital edema and ecchymosis after rhinoplasty (p>0.05).

PMID:
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