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

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Efficacy of Turbinoplasty in Allergic Rhinitis

Geetha N1*, Sathish kumar2 and Minutha R3

1Assistant Professor, Department of ENT at Vydehi Medical College and Research Centre, Bangalore, India
2Head of the Department, Department of ENT at Vydehi Medical College and Research Centre, Bangalore, India
3Associate Professor, Department of ENT at Vydehi Medical College and Research Centre, Bangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: Geetha N, Assistant Professor, Department of ENT at Vydehi Medical College and Research Centre, Bangalore, India.

Received: December 22, 2021; Published: January 25, 2022


Introduction: Allergic rhinitis occurs in atopic individuals who are exposed to common aeroallergens. Allergic rhinitis is either seasonal or perennial. Inferior turbinate plays a important role in the normal physiology of the nose to regulate the nasal airflow as well as warming and humidification of the inspired air. Hypertrophy of inferior turbinate due to allergic rhinitis results in nasal obstruction. Various methods are available for surgical treatment of the hypertrophy inferior turbinate. Most of the turbinate resection results in destruction of the mucosa.

Materials and Methods: We present a series of forty-four patients with allergic rhinitis refractory to medical line of management and were treated with bilateral inferior turbinoplasty. Postoperatively patients were followed up at seven days, thirty days and ninety days. They were assessed for relief in symptoms and DNE on each follow up day.

Results: All the patient in our study showed improvement in symptoms of varying degrees.

Conclusion: Results suggest that inferior turbinoplasty is efficient in relieving the symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as nasal obstruction, sneezing, nasal discharge and nasal itching.

Keywords: Inferior Turbinoplasty; Surgeries for Allegic Rhinitis; Hypertrophied Inferior Turbinate


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Citation: Geetha N., et al. “Efficacy of Turbinoplasty in Allergic Rhinitis".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.3 (2022): 11-16.


Copyright: © 2022 Geetha N., et al. 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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