nasal airway

nasal airway

a flexible, curved piece of rubber or plastic, with one wide, trumpetlike end and one narrow end that can be inserted through the nose into the pharynx. Also called nasal trumpet.
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Comparison of anatomic, physiological, and subjective measures of the nasal airway.
Entellus products are used for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with chronic and recurrent sinusitis, patients with nasal airway obstruction, as well as adult patients with persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction.
These patients were preoperatively evaluated with radiographic and endoscopic imaging; preoperative nasal resistance and nasal airway cross-sectional area values were measured and recorded with acoustic rhinometry and rhinomanometry devices.
Nasal airway obstruction can be caused by several factors, including septal deviation, enlarged turbinates, and weakened upper and/or lower lateral nasal wall cartilage leading to nasal valve collapse.
Septoplasty was first described by Cottle in 1947 as a treatment to correct nasal airway obstruction.
After 3 months, there was improvement in subjective symptoms, and intranasal endoscopy revealed that the nasal airway had widened and nasal obstruction had significantly improved in all patients.
Many different reduction techniques have been applied intending to increase nasal airway passages, such as total or partial turbinectomy, turbinoplasty, submucosal diathermy, radiofrequency coblation technique, cryosurgery and laser treatment.
The RME therapy improved the nasal airway ventilation and was detected by computational fluid dynamics.
Clinicians may offer (or refer patients for) reduction of the inferior turbinates for patients who have nasal airway obstruction or enlarged turbinates.
Mr Dunaway said: "This operation was really about reconstructing his nose and improving his nasal airway.
Swelling in the lining of the nose and throat affects breathing through the nasal airway, particularly at night.