COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL INFERIOR TURBINECTOMY AND ENDOSCOPIC INFERIOR TURBINOPLASTY FOR TREATMENT OF INFERIOR TURBINATE HYPERTROPHY

  • Atif Rafique Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Maqbool Raza Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Shahid Farooq Khattak Combined Military Hospital Multan/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ali Combined Military Hospital /National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Khalid Azam Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Muhammad Zubair Combined Military Hospital Kohat/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Inferior turbinate, endoscopic turbinoplasty, Conventional turbinectomy, Nasal obstruction

Abstract

Objective: To compare efficacy of endoscopic turbinoplasty versus conventional inferior turbinectomy for hypertrophy of inferior turbinate.

Study Design: Comparative prospective study.

Place and Duration of Study: Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Multan, from Jun 2019 to May 2020.

Methodology: This study comprised of 50 patients of various age groups and both genders. Patients were grouped into two groups A and B, each group having 25 patients through random sampling. Patients in group A had endoscopic turbinoplasty whereas patients in group B had partial turbinectomy through conventional surgical method. Patients were followed regularly in both groups and were inspected postoperatively at 2 weeks, after 1 month and after 3 months.

Results: Patients who underwent Endoscopic turbinoplasty experienced less pain (p˂0.05) postoperatively at 2 weeks compared to conventional surgical turbinectomy. In addition, these patients showed statistically significant healing and reduced crusting at 1 month postoperatively. At 3 months post operatively all patients had healed completely as opposed to only 72% with surgical turbinectomy.

Conclusion: Endoscopic turbinoplasty is more effective than conventional surgical technique for inferior turbinate hypertrophy as it leads to less post-operative pain, reduced nasal crusting and earlier healing.

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Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
Rafique, A., Raza, M., Khattak, S., Ali, M., Azam, K., & Zubair, M. (2021). COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL INFERIOR TURBINECTOMY AND ENDOSCOPIC INFERIOR TURBINOPLASTY FOR TREATMENT OF INFERIOR TURBINATE HYPERTROPHY. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 71(Suppl-3), S617-21. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71iSuppl-3.4738
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