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77. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

24.05. - 28.05.2006, Mannheim

RF Electrosurgery for Inferior Turbinates Reduction

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Stefan Stoyanov - Ministry of Interior - Medical Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Roumen Benchev - Ministry of Interior - Medical Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Katya Assenova - Tsaritsa Joanna University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Georgi Boyadzhiev - Ministry of Interior - Medical Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 77. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e.V.. Mannheim, 24.-28.05.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06hnod537

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Veröffentlicht: 24. April 2006

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Aim: To assess the effectiveness of radiofrequency electrosurgery for the treatment of impaired nasal breathing due to inferior turbinates hyperplasia.

Material and methods: The study includes 40 patients with hyperplasia of inferior turbinate to which at the ENT clinic of MI – MI, by Ellman Surgitron IEC II, was performed radioturbinotomy - submucous tissue ablation by targeted low-temperature radiofrequency energy. Preoperatively, at the end of the first postoperative week and at the end of the first postoperative month were carried out ORL examination, nasal endoscopy, acoustic rhinometry and rhinomanomerty. At every visit the patients filled in a special card and assessed the effectiveness of their nasal breathing by a 4 – grade visual-analogue scale (VAS).

Results: In all patients was achieved improvement of the nasal breathing. At the second postoperative visit by objective methods and subjective self assessment by VAS was registered relative improvement compared to the values from the first postoperative week. No postoperative synechia were observed.

Conclusion: Radiofrequency electrosurgery for treatment of inferior turbinate hyperplasia is an effective, relatively physiological and simple method for improvement of nasal breathing.