REDUCTION OF INFERIOR TURBINATE BY RADIOFREQUENCY

  • Shamil A. Hilal
Keywords: radiofrequency, inferior turbinate reduction

Abstract

Objective :  A prospective study was done at the period of 3rd July2009  -  4th Seb.2010 to see the effectiveness of radiofrequency in inferior turbinate reduction regarding nasal obstruction,morning sneezing , snoring, headache and nasal discharge. Method : Thirty-seven  patients had been underwent radiofrequency turbinate reduction under local anesthesia and follow up them regarding their complaints. Results : We found that radiofrequency inferior turbinate reduction is very simple, effective, and relatively complication free  as out patient procedure. Conclusion : Radiofrequency for inferior turbinate reduction can be held as outpatient procedure with minimal time & relatively simple cost and give the same results as other procedure that held to reduce the inferior turbinate bulk . So it is preferable over them when the equipments are available.

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Published
2021-05-21
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