turbinoplasty

turbinoplasty

(tŭr-bĭn′ō-plăs-tē)
Reduction of the size of the nasal turbinates. The surgery is used occasionally in the management of snoring and airflow disorders.
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These include turbinectomy, turbinoplasty, submucous resection, electrocautery, chemical cautery, coblation and laser.
Many forms of surgical inferior turbinate manipulation and reduction are described, including mucotomy (excision of the nasal mucous membranes), inferior turbinoplasty, submucus turbinectomy, partial and total inferior turbinectomy, lateral conchopexy (inferior turbinate out-fracture), electrocautery, cryotherapy, chemical cauterization, and Coblation turbinoplasty.
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare post-operative nasal patency following microdebrider-assisted turbinoplasty with submucosal diathermy in patients of hypertrophic inferior turbinates.
Septoplasty and turbinoplasty were performed on all patients as primary treatment.
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.
It is possible that a turbinoplasty would have made the NPATs' use tolerable; however, since the patient had no nasal obstruction at baseline, he did not want to pursue a turbinoplasty simply as a means to wear the NPATs during sleep.
In cases resistant to medical therapy, however, a number of surgical techniques are applied to the inferior turbinates, including turbinectomy, turbinoplasty, extramucosal or submucosalelectrocautery ablation, radiofrequency (RF) ablation, laser-assisted resection or ablation, and cryosurgery.
Group 2 includes 24 patients who underwent Turbinoplasty.
2) Several surgical options for relieving chronic nasal obstruction are available, including cold-steel turbinectomy and turbinoplasty, electrocautery, cryosurgery, laser procedures, powered microdebridement, radiofrequency ablation, and outfracture of the inferior turbinate.
Surgical procedures (septoplasty, nasal polypectomy, tonsillectomy, turbinoplasty, and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) to correct anatomical obstructions might be necessary for treatment of mild OSA prior to a positive pressure device.