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Endoscopy-assisted Coblation for nasopharyngeal stenosis: A report of 2 cases

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September 18, 2017
by Omer Karakoc, MD; Bahtiyar Polat, MD; M. Timur Akcam, MD; Mustafa Gerek, MD

Abstract

Acquired nasopharyngeal stenosis, the standard treatments for which carry a high risk of restenosis, is an uncommon complication of both velopharyngeal surgery and radiotherapy to the nasopharynx. We present the cases of 2 men, aged 41 and 52 years, who underwent surgical treatment for nasopharyngeal stenosis with endoscopy-assisted Coblation. The two surgeries lasted 23 and 18 minutes, respectively. Neither patient experienced any surgical complication, and a nasopharyngeal stent was not needed in either case. At follow-up 12 months postoperatively, both patients exhibited a patent nasopharyngeal passage. Endoscopy-assisted Coblation appears to be a safe, effective, and less painful option for the treatment of nasopharyngeal stenosis.

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