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

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 2

Empty Nose Syndrome - A Case Report

Gowri Swaminathan1*, Ravi Ramalingam2 and KK Ramalingam3

1Life Sciences Research Professional, De Jesus Perez Lab, Stanford Medicine, USA
2Professor, Managing Director, KKR ENT Hospital and Research Institute, Chennai, India
3Professor, Chairman and Founder, KKR ENT Hospital and Research Institute, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author: Gowri Swaminathan, Life Sciences Research Professional, De Jesus Perez Lab, Stanford Medicine, USA.

Received: December 01, 2022; Published: January 19, 2023


Empty nose syndrome (ENS) is a term introduced by Kern and Moore in 1994, for a nose that has been physiologically handicapped by excessive surgical removal of the turbinates, is oftentimes a poorly understood iatrogenic condition. We present a case report of one such patient - highlighting the different surgical interventions performed to relieve his symptoms and the significance of preservation of turbinates during nasal surgeries.

Keywords: Empty Nose Syndrome; Turbinectomy; Nasal Obstruction; Crusts; Neuropathic Pain; Atrophic Mucosa


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Citation: Gowri Swaminathan., et al. “Empty Nose Syndrome - A Case Report".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 5.2 (2023): 34-36.


Copyright: © 2022 Gowri Swaminathan., 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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