Bhennur Durga Prasad 1 , Polisetti Ravi Babu 2 , Lanke Soumya 3 , K. S. B. S Krishna Sasanka 4
INTRODUCTION Endoscopic septoplasty has almost replaced traditional headlight septoplasty. It is a minimally invasive technique and offers excellent visualisation with minimal dissection. A prospective study was carried out of all the cases that underwent endoscopic septoplasty at Santhiram Medical College and General Hospital, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh from February 2010 to April 2015. Out of 148 cases of endoscopic septoplasty 35% were having gross spur, 43% were broad based deviations and 12% with more than one type of deviation. Endoscopic septoplasty reduces postoperative complication and oedema arising out of unnecessary flap elevation and dissection in traditional septoplasty. Endoscope helps in better correction of complex deformities like posterior bony deviations. It has become an important teaching tool for the students.