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.
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
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.
Examination of the left nasal airway
revealed that it was completely obstructed by soft tissue (figure, A).
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.