Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2013 Dec;56(12):754-758. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2013.56.12.754.

Coblation Turbinate Reduction in Patient with Nasal Obstruction

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. sookim@knu.ac.kr

Abstract

Chronic nasal obstruction is a common symptom and usually comes from mucosal disease associated with turbinate hypertrophy. Diverse surgical treatments have been used to improve chronic nasal obstruction in patients with inferior turbinate hypertrophy. However, there is no common consensus about the values of the various methods. The ideal turbinate surgery should effectively decrease the volume of turbinate, keep physiologic function of nose, and avoid complications. Recently, office-based inferior turbinate reduction using radiofrequency energy has been gaining popularity. In this article, the efficacy and morbidity of coblation turbinate reduction for nasal obstruction will be reviewed.

Keyword

Inferior turbinate hypertrophy; Nasal obstruction; Radiofrequency
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