Evaluation of the Efficacy of Turbinoplasty in Isolated Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy and Allergic Rhinitis Patients with Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy in Terms of Post Operative Outcomes
This study was conducted to evaluate the post operative outcome by both subjective and objective improvement in symptoms Isolated inferior turbinate hypertrophy is one of the leading cause of nasal obstruction. Another most common cause found to be allergic rhinitis which is characterized by seasonal or perennial nasal obstruction with itchy nose, sneezing, and rhinorrhea. Failure of swollen turbinate mucosa to shrink after application of decongestant after turbinoplasty in allergic rhinitis patients with Inferior turbinate hypertrophy and in patients with isolated Inferior turbinate hypertrophy suggests the possibility that the patient may have chronic unresponsive soft tissue/bony hypertrophy, or drug induced rhinitis. Patients who were not getting improved symptomatically with medical management have undergone submucosal turbinoplasty at our institute.
KeywordsTurbinoplasty techniques Allergic rhinitis with turbinate hypertrophy Powered turbinoplasty Turbinoplasty in allergic rhinitis
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