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Table 6 Sinonasal quality of life and health status (follow up = 50)

From: One-and-a-half nostril endoscopic transsphenoidal approach for pituitary adenomas—a technical report

Sinonasal complaints Two weeks after surgery Three months after surgery Six months after surgery
Sense of smell damage 14 (28%) 2 (4%) 0
Sense of taste damage 2 (4%) 0 0
Trouble breathing day 9 (18%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
Thick nasal discharge 18 (36%) 5 (10%) 0
Post nasal discharge 4 (8%) 0 0
Dried nasal material 3 (6%) 0 0
Headache 3 (6%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
No sinonasal discomfort 1 (2%) 41 (82%) 48 (96%)
Health status
 Recovering to preoperative status 0 15 (30%) 48 (96%)