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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-55

An assessment of the effects of serum vitamin d levels on snoring in patients who have undergone septorhinoplasty

1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
2 Private Physician, Konya, Turkey

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Dr. Bilsev Ince
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Faculty of Meram Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, 42080 Meram, Konya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjps.TJPS_14_18

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Background/Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the clinical and radiological effects of septorhinoplasty and the change in serum Vitamin D levels on snoring. Patients and Methods: Sixty patients who attended with complaints of snoring, difficulty in breathing through the nose, and nasal deformity were included in this prospective study. Patients who only underwent septorhinoplasty were defined as Group 1, patients who underwent septorhinoplasty and were administered Vitamin D were defined as Group 2, and patients who were administered Vitamin D without undergoing septorhinoplasty were defined as Group 3. Results: In Groups 2 and 3, changes in the anteroposterior diameter of the air column, column of the airspace, and thickness of the soft palate and the uvula were statistically significant. Snoring decreased significantly at every postoperative follow-up in all three groups. This decrease was significantly higher in Group 2 than in Groups 1 and 3. Conclusions: We determined that one reason for snoring may be Vitamin D deficiency. Replacement of Vitamin D with removal of the upper respiratory tract problems may prevent snoring in patients with snoring and Vitamin D deficiency.

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