Hypertrophy of The Inferior Turbinate
Symptoms of Turbinate Hypertrophy
Turbinates are tissues located in the nasal cavity, both on the outside, which are involved in the humidification, purification and heating of the air. There is a continuous cleaning process from front to back. Nasal meats may grow gradually depending on conditions such as allergies, drug use, infections and environmental conditions.
Due to turbinate hypertrophy, air resistance entering the nose gradually increases and symptoms such as open mouth sleep, nasal congestion, dry mouth at night, night sweats, bad breath may occur. The severity of these symptoms depends on the size of the turbinates of the nose.
Treatment of Turbinate Hypertrophy
Medical treatment for hypertrophy of the turbinate:
- intranasal corticosteroid sprays
- corticosteroid turbinate injections
- turbinate out-fracture
- microdebrider-assisted turbinoplasty
- excision of turbinate
- submucous resection
In which cases is turbinates radiofrequncy done?
Turbinates radiofrequency can be performed when turbinate hypertrophy is caused by the occurrence of complaints. In case of "Rhinitis Medicamentosa" due to long-term use of nasal openers, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment can also be performed in order to increase patient tolerance. In patients with turbinate hypertrophy, if there are persistent complaints such as yor early fatigue while walking, difficulty climbing stairs, waking tired from sleep, dry throat, frequent pharyngitis infection ", minimal traumatic turbinate reduction procedures are performed for the treatment of nasal congestion.
How is turbinates radiofrequency performed?
Turbinates can be performed under radiofrequency, local or general anesthesia. Modern radiofrequency instruments (Celon, ArthroCare, Gyrus) that measure tissue resistance and cut the current without giving much energy to the tissue can be performed very easily and without complications.
Radiofrequency Turbinate Reduction Videos
Video 1 and 2: Radiofrequency Volumetric Reduction (RAVOR) For Inferior Turbinate
Turbinates radiofrequency processing time
Turbinates radiofrequency process usually takes a few minutes. When other nasal surgeries (septoplasty, nose type plasty, endoscopic sinus surgery ... etc.) are performed, the operation time is prolonged.
Turbinate radiofrequency without packing
When turbinates radiofrequency is performed with tissue resistance measuring devices and mimimal mucosal trauma, the procedure is usually terminated without buffering. Postoperative tamponade may be more appropriate in patients with hypertension, nosebleeds and vascular disease.
Post Operative Instrıctions For Turbinates RadiofrequencyAfter turbinates radiofrequency, bleeding from the anterior and nasal regions may occur as dripping or leaking.
In order to decrease the blood pressure in the head area, it is appropriate to place the patient in a lying position by ensuring that the patient's head is above the body.
The room temperature of the patient and the temperature of the water applied to the face while taking a shower should not be too high. As the width of the nasal vessels will increase in the hot environment, the amount of bleeding may increase. Bleeding in the form of this leak will decrease within days. Exercise, sportive activities and professional duties that increase blood pressure after surgery are inconvenient for the first 10 days.
The most important factor that accelerates recovery after surgery is washing the nose with ocean water or other salt water. Ocean waters provide the removal of the clots, increase the nutrition of mucosal cells and the removal of microorganisms. The feeling of dryness and crusting in the nose in the first few weeks after surgery is expressed by most patients. Therefore, intranasal moisturizers such as Rinopantenina Drop, Siccnasal Ointment may also be useful.
You can find details about "Radiofrequency Turbinate Reduction" and before and after photos at >> Radiofrequency Turbinate Reduction in Istanbul
Murat Enoz, MD, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon - ENT Doctor in Istanbul
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