Closed microfracture technique for surgical correction of inferior turbinate hypertrophy in rhinoplasty: Safety and technical considerations

Rod J. Rohrich, Daniel McKee, Menyoli Malafa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

An abundance of surgical procedures are in use for the management of inferior turbinate hypertrophy in rhinoplasty patients. An ideal treatment approach is elusive, given the variability of patient presentation regarding obstructive nasal airway, significant complications associated with techniques that cause mucosal trauma, and the high recurrence rates associated with more conservative techniques. In an effort to improve patient safety, the authors describe a conservative technique-the closed microfracture-that provides an effective functional airway improvement and minimal to no complications. The authors propose a treatment approach for enlarged inferior turbinates based on turbinate subtype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607e-611e
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume136
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Closed microfracture technique for surgical correction of inferior turbinate hypertrophy in rhinoplasty: Safety and technical considerations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this