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EFFECT OF BROMELAIN AND ARNICA COMBINATION ON PERIORBITAL EDEMA AND ECCHYMOSIS IN SEPTORHINOPLASTY
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  • ONER SAKALLIOGLU,
  • EMRAH GÜLMEZ,
  • YAVUZ SULTAN SELIM YILDIRIM,
  • HASAN CETINER,
  • SERTAC DUZER,
  • NIHAT SUSAMAN
ONER SAKALLIOGLU
Elazig Fethi Sekin Sehir Hastanesi
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EMRAH GÜLMEZ
Elazig Fethi Sekin Sehir Hastanesi
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YAVUZ SULTAN SELIM YILDIRIM
Elazig Fethi Sekin Sehir Hastanesi
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HASAN CETINER
Special East Anatolian Hospital
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SERTAC DUZER
Elazig Fethi Sekin Sehir Hastanesi
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NIHAT SUSAMAN
Elazig Fethi Sekin Sehir Hastanesi
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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study to investigate the effect of bromelain-arnica gel combination on periorbital edema and ecchymosis seen after open septorhinoplasty. Methods: Sixty patients who performed open septorhinoplasty with osteotomies were included to the study. These patients were allocated into two groups: in group 1, 30 patients as control and in group 2, 30 patients as study group who were treated with topical bromelain-arnica gel after surgery. Scoring of eyelid edema and peroirbital ecchymosis were evaluated on the first, third and seventh postoperative days using scale of 0 to 4 used by observers. Results: We observed that the administration of topical bromelain-arnica gel after surgery was effective clinically and statistically in decreasing the score of both edema and ecchymosis in open septorhinoplasty with ostetomies. In group 2 patients, periorbital edema and ecchymosis scores were significantly lower compared to control group (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Our results support that topical administration of bromelain and arnica gel combination provided both clinically and statistically significant reduction in periorbital edema and ecchymosis following septorhinoplasty.