Enlargement of the inferior turbinates is a common cause of nasal obstruction in children. Inferior turbinate reduction by coblation is an effective, safe, and minimally invasive surgical procedure in children. The indications for this surgery are being evaluated and expanded. It can be performed in addition to an adenoidectomy, adenotonsillectomy, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, or septoplasty. It can also be performed as an isolated procedure for nasal obstruction due to chronic rhinitis after medical treatment has failed to provide adequate relief. This article will provide the reader with a detailed description of the current indications and the technique of inferior turbinate reduction by coblation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2009|
- Inferior turbinates
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