Objective: To compare the results of antral washout with and without metronidazole irrigation of maxillary sinus
in patients with chronic maxillary sinusitis.
Study Design: Quasi experimental study.
Place and Duration of Study: This Quasi experimental study was carried out in Combined Military Hospital
Khuzdar and Combined Military Hospital Attock, from Mar 2013 to Apr 2015.
Patient and Method: One hundred patients who were between 20-50 years of age were included in this study.
Half of them received antral irrigation of metronidazole in addition to postoperative oral antibiotics were
compared with the other half who received just oral antibiotics after antral washout procedure. Clinical success
was compared in both groups in terms of patients becoming asymptomatic.
Results: Clinical success in both groups at the end of the study was 94% and 80% of patients with antral irrigation
of metronidazole and without it respectively showing that metronidazole irrigation is superior method.
Conclusion: Antral irrigation with metronidazole after antral washout procedure in patient with chronic
maxillary sinusitis is very effective in early recovery from the disease.
Metronidazole, Rhinorrhea, Sinusitis.