Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Short Communication Volume 3 Issue 7

Empty Nose Syndrome

Junaid Shahzad*

ENT Specialist, ENT Department, Advance International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Junaid Shahzad, ENT Specialist, ENT Department, Advance International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Received: June 12, 2021; Published: June 29, 2021

First of all I would like to thanks AS Otolaryngology Journal, for giving me an opportunity for writing this editorial note.

Being an ENT specialist, I have encountered a few cases of Empty nose syndrome. I found it demanding to manage with psychological issues associated with it. Underneath is the brief review about this challenging issue.

Empty nose syndrome (ENS) is an unusual, late complication of turbinate surgery. The most common clinical symptoms are paradoxical nasal obstruction (physical examination usually reveals widely patent nasal cavities and manometry studies demonstrate normal to low nasal resistance) nasal dryness and crusting, and a persistent feeling of dyspnea [1,2].


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  3. Zhao K., et al. “Perceiving nasal patency through mucosal cooling rather than air temperature or nasal resistance”. PLoS One10 (2011): e24618.
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Citation: Junaid Shahzad. “Empty Nose Syndrome". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.7 (2021): 95.


Copyright: © 2021 Junaid Shahzad. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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