Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1353-0 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E Management of Unstable Middle Turbinate in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 1 1 Chetan Bansal V. P. Singh Received: 27 November 2017 / Accepted: 6 April 2018 Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2018 Abstract To propose a simple technique for preservation, however, it is not unusual for the mucosal surface of the medialization and stabilization of the middle turbinate middle turbinate to become traumatised . through a planned medial synechiae formation using suc- The most frequently reported complication is adhesion tion electrocautery between middle turbinate and nasal of the lateral aspect of the middle turbinate to the lateral septum. Study design is Case series. 150 cases of chronic nasal wall [3, 4]. The potential sequela of turbinate later- rhino sinusitis who underwent ESS were selected and sta- alization and scarring is obstruction of the middle meatus bilization of the middle turbinate through a planned medial and the maxillary, ethmoid, or frontal sinus ostia. This synechiae formation using suction electrocautery was done complication may contribute to a recurrence of sinus dis- as last step and results studied. Adequate medialization was ease and perhaps necessitate revision surgery
Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 29, 2018
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