Surgical treatment of the inferior turbinate: new techniques.

  title={Surgical treatment of the inferior turbinate: new techniques.},
  author={C W David Chang and William Russell Ries},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  volume={12 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Nasal obstruction causing airway resistance is often a result of structural abnormalities. Frequently, turbinate reduction procedures have been used after failure of medical management to address enlarged inferior turbinates, which potentially cause functional narrowing at the nasal valve. Controversy still exists as to the best or most appropriate method for surgical reduction of the inferior turbinate. The multitude of approaches available to the rhinologist is a testament… CONTINUE READING

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