Inferior turbinate hypertrophy

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 17 Jul 2021

Inferior turbinate hypertrophy is one of many causes of nasal obstruction and can be a contributing factor to obstructive sleep apnea

Pharmacological treatment (e.g. topical nasal decongestant) is first-line and if this fails then partial turbinectomy or inferior turbinate reduction (with, for example, electrocautery, radiofrequency ablation) can be performed 1

Assessing for other or contributing factors to nasal obstruction such as 1:

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