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

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71iSuppl-3.4738

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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31-12-2021

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Rafique A, Raza M, Khattak SF, Ali M, Azam K, Zubair M. COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL INFERIOR TURBINECTOMY AND ENDOSCOPIC INFERIOR TURBINOPLASTY FOR TREATMENT OF INFERIOR TURBINATE HYPERTROPHY. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 18];71(Suppl-3):S617-21. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/4738