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Junhui Jeong, Jun Cheol Park, Chang Eui Hong, Hyo Jin Chung, Jung Hyun Chang
A perforation in posterioinferior portion of nasal septum is rare and caused by vomeral defect. We report a case of 56-year-old man who had a vomer defect, which was detected incidentally during preoperative evaluation of nasal septoplasty and turbinoplasty. The patient had a surgery of septoplasty and bilateral turbinoplasty under general anesthesia. There was no septal mucosal tear or defect during septoplasty and turbinoplasty. When the patient who has vomeral defect with nasal obstruction is planned for septoplasty and turbinoplasty, the surgery should be performed carefully to protect the mucosa...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Lars Pedersen, Linus Schiöler, Kenneth Holmberg, Cecilia Ahlström Emanuelsson, Johan Hellgren
Objective: To study predictors of symptom relief six months after septoplasty using data from the Swedish National Septoplasty Register. Participants: This is a retrospective register study of adult patients undergoing septoplasty in Sweden in 2003-2012. Outcome: Relief of nasal symptoms was analysed in relation to age, gender, size of hospital performing the surgery, addition of turbinoplasty, and unplanned postoperative visits to the hospital due to pain, bleeding, or infection...
2018: International Journal of Otolaryngology
Teemu Harju, Jura Numminen, Ilkka Kivekäs, Markus Rautiainen
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare radiofrequency ablation, diode laser, and microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty techniques in the treatment of chronic nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate enlargement, and to compare these techniques with a placebo procedure. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, single-blinded, placebo-controlled study. METHODS: A total of 98 consecutive patients with enlarged inferior turbinates due to persistent year-round rhinitis were randomized into a placebo, radiofrequency ablation, diode laser, and microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty groups in a ratio of 1:2:2:2...
February 2, 2018: Laryngoscope
Ana Sousa Menezes, Joana R Guimarães, Miguel Breda, Vicente Vieira, Luís Dias
INTRODUCTION: The performance of septoplasty and turbinate surgery in an outpatient basis is an increasingly established practice, although is still a controversial topic. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 227 patients who underwent septoplasty ± inferior and/or middle turbinoplasty. Demographic, clinical, surgical, and anesthetic data were collected. Our primary outcomes were rates of perioperative complications, prolongation of hospital stay (PHS), unexpected hospital revisits (UHR), or readmissions within 30 days of surgery...
November 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Wouter L Lodder, Samuel C Leong
OBJECTIVES: To assess the correlation between the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale and peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF) measurement, and to determine which outcome variable correlates with patient satisfaction and thereby, provide an indication of successful surgical outcome. DESIGN: Prospective case series SETTING: Tertiary rhinology service (Liverpool, U.K) PARTICIPANTS: Patients having surgery (septoplasty, turbinoplasty) for nasal obstruction...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
M B Bharathi, J Rajendra Prasad, K Satish
The role of Drug-induced sleep endoscopy as a selection tool for surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. SOURCE OF DATA: Polysomnography proved OSA patients, who are planned for surgery in dept. of ENT AND HEAD& NECK, JSS Hospital, Mysore. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective clinical study. METHOD: 30 Polysomnography proved OSA patients, age between 20 and 60 years have been selected for Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) after taking informed consent for proposed surgery...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Manuel A Burgos, Maria Agustina Sevilla García, Enrique Sanmiguel Rojas, Carlos Del Pino, Carlos Fernández Velez, Francisco Piqueras, Francisco Esteban Ortega
INTRODUCTION: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a mathematical tool to analyse airflow. We present a novel CFD software package to improve results following nasal surgery for obstruction. METHODS: A group of engineers in collaboration with otolaryngologists have developed a very intuitive CFD software package called MeComLand®, which uses the patient's cross-sectional (tomographic) images, thus showing in detail results originated by CFD such as airflow distributions, velocity profiles, pressure, or wall shear stress...
September 15, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Keun-Cheol Lee, Jeong-Min Cho, Seok-Kwun Kim, Kwang-Ryeol Lim, Sang-Yun Lee, Su-Seong Park
BACKGROUND: Turbinate hypertrophy is one of the common causes of chronic nasal obstruction. In principle, therapeutic guidelines recommend medical treatment. Failure to treat turbinate thickening despite drug therapy may indicate the need for surgery. The main aim of this study was to determine the effect of radiofrequency surgery, among various other surgical procedures, on people with both nasal septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy. METHODS: Among people with nasal deviation who visited the subject hospital between July 2008 to July 2014, 21 people with nasal septal deviation and severe turbinate hypertrophy before their surgery had undergone septoplasty with turbinoplasty using radiofrequency combined with septoplasty...
June 2017: Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
Grace C Khong, Lepa Lazarova, Amanda Bartolo, Samuel C Leong
Coblation(™) Turbinator(™) is a coblation wand designed specifically for turbinate reduction surgery. We present an audit of 22 patients evaluating the clinical outcome of septoturbinoplasty for nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophy using the Coblation(™) Turbinator(™) wand and comparing it to a similar-sized cohort who had microdebrider turbinoplasty. Primary clinical outcome was evaluated using the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale and the peak nasal inspiratory flow rate measurement and secondary outcome measures were days of admission or readmission rates and episodes of bleeding...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
K Parthasarathi, J M Christensen, R Alvarado, H P Barham, R Sacks, R J Harvey
BACKGROUND: Inferior turbinate procedures are applied to relieve medically refractory nasal obstruction. However, the nature of congestion differs between allergic(AR) and non-allergic rhinitis(NAR). This study compares surgical outcomes between AR and NAR patients. METHODOLOGY: A case-control study of patients undergoing turbinate with or without septoplasty surgery for nasal obstruction was performed. Patient reported outcomes were: nasal obstruction, global nasal function(GNF), and sino-nasal outcome test(SNOT-22) with rhinitis, facial symptom, sleep and psychological sub-scores...
December 1, 2017: Rhinology
Olga Shiryaeva, Magnus Tarangen, Caryl Gay, Liv Kari Døsen, Rolf Haye
Identification of preoperative signs and symptoms that may predict the outcome of surgery is important, for both patient selection and the development of interventions for improving outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess the value of some selected preoperative signs and symptoms for predicting outcomes of nasal septoplasty. Patients undergoing septoplasty with or without turbinoplasty responded to the Nasal Surgical Questionnaire (NSQ) preoperatively and six months postoperatively. The questionnaire contains visual analogue scales (VAS) for nasal obstruction during the day and at night...
2017: International Journal of Otolaryngology
Teemu Harju, Ilkka Kivekäs, Jura Numminen, Markus Rautiainen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the effect of various inferior turbinate surgery techniques on Eustachian tube dysfunction-related symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Outcomes were evaluated using the Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire (ETDQ-7) and tympanometry results. METHODS: A total of 72 consecutively blinded and randomized adult patients with enlarged inferior turbinates due to persistent year-round rhinitis underwent either a radiofrequency ablation, diode laser, microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty, or sham surgery procedure...
August 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
Takeo Kanaya, Naoyuki Kohno
INTRODUCTION: Numerous surgical techniques for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH) have been reported, each with advantages and disadvantages. Submucosal turbinoplasty with removal of the bony component of the inferior turbinate (IT) is an excellent procedure to expand the nasal cavity. However, this procedure requires a large incision to remove the inferior turbinate bone (ITB) and is associated with hemorrhage, crust formation, and adhesion. A smaller incision would avoid such complications...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
G Cammaroto, F Montevecchi, G D'Agostino, E Zeccardo, C Bellini, G Meccariello, C Vicini
It has become increasingly clear in the past decade that surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) is most successfully managed with multilevel surgery. We evaluated the outcomes of multilevel interventions comparing three different palatal techniques added to TORS: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), a modified expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP), inspired by the Pang expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty technique and the latest barbed repositioning pharyngoplasty (BRP). Thirty patients were retrospectively evaluated...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
John R Scott, Leigh J Sowerby, Brian W Rotenberg
BACKGROUND: Office-based rhinologic procedures have become popularized in recent years with the advent of several minimally invasive techniques. There is a paucity of literature, however, that supports more robust in-clinic procedures, e.g., true endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). There is a high volume of this work being done at our center, and the objective of this article was to review the safety and tolerability of in-clinic surgeries. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
Satvinder Singh Bakshi, Kiruba Shankar Manoharan, Surianarayanan Gopalakrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long term effectiveness of radiofrequency thermal ablation with that of surgical turbinoplasty, a prospective, randomized, blinded clinical study was conducted. METHODS: Eighty six patients suffering from nasal obstruction due to bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy were enrolled. Forty four patients were operated by radiofrequency ablation, while 42 underwent surgical turbinoplasty. The outcomes of both techniques were compared in terms of symptoms using visual analogue score (VAS) and endoscopic scores...
August 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
A Romano, G Salzano, G Dell'Aversana Orabona, A Cama, M Petrocelli, P Piombino, F Schonauer, G Iaconetta, F A Salzano, L Califano
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to compare Merocel (Merocel Hemox 10 cm) and BNP (biodegradable nasopore) during a septoturbinoplasty procedure in terms of efficiency and patient comfort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of 72 patients who had undergone septoturbinoplasty between January 2015 and January 2016. Each group, packed with BNP or Merocel Hemox 10 cm was composed of 36 patients. A standard visual analogue scale ranging from zero (no symptoms) to 10 (the most severe symptoms) was used to assess subjective symptoms...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
L S Karapetyan, Yu Yu Rusetsky, V M Svistushkin, E A Makhambetova, I S Sadikov
The objective of the present study was to investigate the functional consequences of aesthetic rhinoplasty. The authors compared the results of corrective surgery depending on the surgical approach, the extent of the intervention, and the operative techniques employed based on large enough set of clinical observations obtained during the treatment of 253 patients. It was shown that the post-rhinoplastic difficulties in nasal breathing experienced by some patients occurred significantly more frequently after the use of the «endonasal» surgical approach than following «open» rhinoplasty (75% vs 68%)...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Brian Manzi, Kevin J Sykes, Julie L Wei
Importance: Chronic nasal congestion often persists in children despite empirical treatment using intranasal corticosteroids, systemic antihistamines, and/or leukotriene receptor antagonists. Symptoms are often reported even with negative results of skin or blood allergy testing. Inferior turbinoplasty has been effective in adults and children, but outfracture of inferior turbinates in children is rarely reported, as is use of validated quality-of-life measures to quantify improvements after intervention...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Sung Jae Heo, Jung-Soo Kim
Coblation-assisted turbinoplasty is an effective and safe method to manage nasal obstruction. The common complications of the procedure are pain, bleeding, and crust formation. Since coblation does not generate high heat, direct burn injuries by coblation have been rarely reported. Nevertheless, the authors experienced a skin burn injury in a patient, which is the first patient related to coblation-assisted turbinoplasty. Therefore, surgeons need to be careful and prepared for an inadvertent heat injury at the site that touches the coblation device...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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