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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-15

Impact of resection of the head of the middle turbinate in endoscopic sinus surgery


Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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Mohamed M Osman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/2090-7540.183734

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Aim The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of middle turbinate head resection (MTR) on the outcome of endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients and methods Patients with bilateral nasal polyps were bilaterally operated upon. From one side, the polyps were removed with preservation of the head of the middle turbinate. From the other side, polyps were removed with MTR. Patients were followed up at 1, 2, 4 weeks, 6 months, 1, and 2 years postoperatively for the presence of crusts, adhesions, polyp recurrence, smell affection, frontal sinus drainage pathway obstruction, and overall nose patency. Moreover, the duration of surgery for both sides was compared. Results No statistically significant differences were observed in the presence of crusts, adhesions, polyp recurrence, smell affection, frontal sinus drainage pathway obstruction, or overall nasal patency between the findings on the two operated sides. The operative time was significantly shorter for the group with MTR. Conclusion MTR carries no adverse effects and can be carried out safely in endoscopic sinus surgery.


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