Using the NOSE scale, we prospectively compared the use of bilateral radiofrequency inferior turbinate reduction (BRITR) only with that of BRITR with septoplasty in the treatment of nasal.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that BRITR should be considered as an initial treatment option for nasal obstruction rather than a septoplasty with turbinate reduction in patients with the clinical findings of both a septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy after failure of medical therapy.
Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale, has allowed for a validated, uniform method to compare different treatments for nasal obstruction. Methods: Using the NOSE scale, we prospectively compared the use of bilateral radiofrequency inferior tur-binate reduction (BRITR) only with that of BRITR with.Methods: Using the NOSE scale, we prospectively compared the use of bilateral radiofrequency inferior turbinate reduction (BRITR) only with that of BRITR with septoplasty in the treatment of nasal obstruction caused by the combination of septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy. NOSE scores were obtained pretreatment and at 3 month and 6 month follow-up.Radiofrequency inferior turbinate reduction (RITR) is an effective technique for reducing the hypertrophy of mucosal tissue of the inferior turbinates responsible for chronic nasal obstruction, based on submucosal application of radiofrequency energy. 11 The fibrosis obtained after the healing processes is limited to deep mucosa, apparently preserving nasal mucociliary function. 12.
Radiofrequency turbinate reduction is a procedure in which a needle-like instrument is inserted into the turbinate and energy is transmitted to the tissue to cause a controlled damage, so by the time healing process occurs, the turbinates will be reduced, allowing improved airflow through the nose.Read More
Turbinate reduction can be performed in conjunction with balloon sinuplasty. Step 1 During your first visit, we’ll evaluate your Breathing Triangle. This examination of your nose and throat with a tiny, lighted camera is critical to establishing a proper care plan.Read More
Radio frequency volume reduction for the nose may help you breathe better. You may have this done if parts of your nose (called the turbinates) are too large. They can block your airways. Or you may need this procedure if the inside of your nose is often swollen.Read More
What is nose surgery by radio frequency Radiofrequency is used for turbinates’ hypertrophy and for the treatment of several other obstructive pathologies. Revolution given by this ENT procedure is the intervention’s speed (about 30 minutes) and immediate results, reducing the post operative cares, being painless, in local aenesthesia, ambulatory or Day Hospital, without nasal tampanade.Read More
How can turbinate congestion be controlled? The use of decongestant nasal sprays and pills can be avoided by a minor nasal treatment: Radiofrequency Turbinate Reduction with Coblation. Patients report a 95% success rate with the radiofrequency nasal treatment for improving the symptoms obstruction, congestion and watery nasal drainage resulting from either allergic or vasomotor rhinitis.Read More
ENT of Georgia South ear, nose, and throat specialists perform radiofrequency (RF) turbinate reduction in the office to help our patients breathe better through their noses, reducing chronic stuffy noses, sinus infections, and snoring symptoms. Nasal turbinates (or nasal concha) are bony and soft-tissue structures inside the nose.Read More
Turbinate reduction or submucous resection is performed as an outpatient procedure. If you have other medical conditions such as sleep apnea, you may spend one night in the hospital or surgery center after your procedure. Absorbable foam or gel dressings may be placed in the nose to minimize bleeding.Read More
The aim of our study was to assess long-term results of radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction of inferior turbinates (RVTR). We performed a prospective long-term longitudinal evaluation of 305 patients affected by rhinitis (114 allergic and 191 non-allergic) who were unresponsive to medical treatment and underwent RVTR (January 2004 - December 2010).Read More
The aim of our study was to assess long-term results of radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction of inferior turbinates (r VTr). We performed a prospective long-term longitudinal evaluation of 305 patients affected by rhinitis (114 allergic and 191 non-allergic) who were unresponsive to.Read More
Radiofrequency ablation is done using low-power radio frequency to agitate or shake up the fleshy tissue of the turbinate, causing it to shrink and stabilize. Coblation utilizes a combination of energies to reduce and stabilize excess turbinate tissue.Read More