Inferior Turbinate Reduction Endoscopic

This video show endoscopic Inferior Turbinate Reduction in a case of left inferior turbinate & Middle turbinate hypertrophy .

Patient complain of nose blockage , congestion , sneezing , headache & post nasal discharge since childhood .
She also complain of frequent ear pain , nose allergy & sinusitis.

In this case both middle & inferior turbinate reduction done endoscopic . Inferior turbinate reduction done by removal of inferior turbinate bone & preserving overlying mucosa .
After inferior turbinate reduction , space between septum & inferior turbinate improve .

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9 thoughts on “Inferior Turbinate Reduction Endoscopic

  1. Hi, my congestion swaps nostril sometimes, for example at one time my right nostril congested and my left nostril can breathe around 70% and vice versa. Is this caused by nasal turbinate?

  2. Actually, that's a good question. Do you tell your patients what they turbinates are before you set up the surgery? I don't see how a patient can give informed consent if they don't even understand what the doctor is going to do.

  3. I've seen this technique filmed and posted so many times, but what no one has posted is a video showing what the soft tissue ends up looking like a few days/weeks to months later… I had this operation done and the mucosa scarred heavily, or died off, to the point it looks like an anterior turbinectomy. Are you able to post such a pic and/or video?

  4. I have a criticism , in general, on the sumucosal turbinectomy. The pathology and the pathogenesis of hypertrophy of inferior turbinates are mainly in the soft tissue of the turbinate. I am woundering that you are trying to remove the normal bone and leaving the hypertrophic soft tissue of the turbinate redundant and flappy without boney support. Even if there is a atypical deformity of the bone of the inferior turbinate, we have to consider that it is since birth and it is not the main element of the obstruction. The hypertrophy of the soft tissue is aquired element that leads to the nasal obstruction and it should be our target to be reduced either by diathermy, coblation or with the more better technique using the micro-shaver.

  5. what do you think of the diathermy method compared to this doctor ? this method looks like the patient will bleed for months after surgery with all that cutting on the mucosa

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