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81st Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

12.05. - 16.05.2010, Wiesbaden

Various mucotomy/turbinoplasty methods in chronic hypertrophic rhinitis – a comparison study

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Jan Kastner - HNO-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik
  • Jitka Hrobonova - HNO-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik
  • Jiri Lisy - Radiologie-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik
  • Jan Betka - HNO-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik
  • Jan Plzak - HNO-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik
  • Jan Boucek - HNO-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik
  • Martin Kuchar - HNO-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik
  • Michal Zabrodsky - HNO-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik
  • Vit Kratochvil - HNO-Universitätsklinik, Karls Universität Prag, Tschechische Republik

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 81. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Wiesbaden, 12.-16.05.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10hnod596

DOI: 10.3205/10hnod596, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-10hnod5961

Published: April 22, 2010

© 2010 Kastner et al.
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Outline

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Many methods of mucotomy/turbinoplasty have been developed. The history of mucotomy goes back into 19th century. Nowadays, the well established methods are those performed by diode laser or radiofrequency and the surgical turbinoplasty. The comparison study shows advantage/disadvantage of various methods in many aspects.

45 patients with chronic hypertrophic rhinitis resistent to conservative treatment were included in the study. The evaluation was performed pre- and postoperatively using a questionnaire based on visual analogue scale assessment of rhinitis symptoms and two objective methods: rhinomanometry and imaging method (CT or MRI). Results comparing medical and other aspects (local/general anaesthesia, out-/in-patient care, surgeon, postoperative period etc.) of laser or radiofrequency mucotomy and surgical turbinoplasty are presented and discussion regarding various aspects, inclusive medical and cost-effective, is established.

Supported by: IGA 9908-3 (Grant of Ministry of Health, Czech Republic)