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A polyp originating in the middle turbinate and extending to the maxillary sinus ostium

August 22, 2018  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

The clinical presentations of nasal polyps include nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, postnasal drip, anosmia, hyposmia, and facial pain.

An inverted papilloma arising from the middle turbinate and extending to the maxillary sinus ostium

June 28, 2018  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Inverted papillomas have been reported to have a high propensity for recurrence, and they are associated with squamous cell carcinoma.

Post-turbinectomy nasal packing with Merocel versus glove finger Merocel: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial

March 14, 2018  |  Rani Abu, MD; Ephraim Eviatar, MD; Jacob Pitaro, MD; Haim Gavriel, MD

Abstract

Nasal packs are widely used after septoplasty and turbinectomy. We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial including 100 patients who underwent septoplasty with/or without turbinectomy randomized into two groups. In the first group (the Merocel group), a...

Inferior turbinate reduction: Diode laser or conventional partial turbinectomy?

January 14, 2018  |  Venkatesh Doreyawar, MS; Raveendra P. Gadag, MS; Dandi Narasaiah Manjunath, MS; Shivalingappa B. Javali, MPhil, PhD; Nagaraj Maradi, MBBS; Deekshit Shetty, MBBS

Abstract

Hypertrophy of the inferior nasal turbinate is one of the most common causes of nasal obstruction. The diode laser has proven to be as effective as other lasers for this indication. Our objective was to study various outcomes associated with the use of the diode laser, such as...

Endoscopic view of a drainage pathway of a concha bullosa

November 3, 2017  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS

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Long-term follow-up of KTP laser turbinate reduction for the treatment of obstructive rhinopathy

April 30, 2017  |  Hemal Raja, FRCS, ORL-HNS; Scott Mitchell, MBChB, MRCS, DOHNS; George Barrett, MRCS, DOHNS; Ashish Sharma, MBBS, MA, MRCS, MRCP; Derek W. Skinner, FRCS, ORL-HNS

Abstract

We investigated the subjective, long-term, patient-reported symptom control after endoscopic potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser reduction of the inferior turbinates. Symptoms were listed preoperatively and patients were asked, via telephone interview, the status of their...

Radiofrequency turbinate volume reduction vs. radiofrequency-assisted turbinectomy for nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophy

February 20, 2017  |  Saumitra Kumar, MS(ENT); Trivender Singh Anand, MS(ENT), PhD; Indranil Pal, MS(ENT)

Abstract

Radiofrequency procedures are a well-accepted treatment for nasal obstruction. We conducted a randomized, noncontrolled study to compare the effectiveness of submucosal bipolar radiofrequency turbinate volume reduction (RFTVR) and bipolar radiofrequency-assisted turbinectomy (...

Subjective and objective parameters in the evaluation of radiofrequency ablation of the inferior turbinate do not correlate: A pilot study

August 21, 2016  |  Peter Valentin Tomazic, MD; Claus Gerstenberger, MSc; Bettina Rant, MD; Ulrike Nemetz, MD; Christiana Brezjak-Kahlert, MD; Axel Wolf, MD; Kurt Freudenschuss, MD; Gerald Wolf, MD

Abstract

Inferior turbinate hypertrophy is a common cause of nasal obstruction. We conducted a prospective study to correlate subjective and objective parameters in assessing the effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Our initial study population was made up of 10 patients who...

The inferior turbinate, an unusual site for a choanal polyp: Two case reports and a review of the literature

July 18, 2016  |  Maya Adhami, MD; Andre Coste, MD; Virginie Escabasse, MD; Frederique Chalumeau, MD

Abstract

Choanal polyps are unilateral sinonasal lesions that are classified according to their site of origin. The aim of this report is to highlight an unusual form of choanal polyp and to present a thorough literature review. To the best of our knowledge, only 6 cases of a choanal...

Sinonasal glomangiopericytoma: Is anything new?

February 24, 2016  |  Panagiotis Asimakopoulos, MSc, MRCS; Mohammed Iqbal Syed, MD, MRCS; Timothy Andrews, MD, FRCPath; Sheeba Syed, MD, FRCPath; Alun Williams, MD, FRCS

Abstract

More than 100 cases of sinonasal hemangiopericytoma have been reported in the literature, but only a handful of cases of nasal glomangiopericytoma. In this article, we report a case of a nasal glomangiopericytoma that was treated with endonasal surgical excision. We also...

Pneumatization of all three nasal turbinates

January 22, 2016  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Clinically, it is difficult to distinguish pneumatization of the inferior turbinate from hypertrophy of the inferior turbinate without a CT scan.

Inferior turbinate augmentation with auricular cartilage for the treatment of empty nose syndrome

October 31, 2015  |  Angela A. Chang, MD; Deborah Watson, MD

Abstract

Empty nose syndrome (ENS) is a potential complication of excessive resection of turbinate tissue. Patients with ENS complain of nasal obstruction despite a widely patent nasal cavity. Various implants, including autologous bone and biomaterials, have been used to reduce the...

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