Inferior turbinate hypertrophy

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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

  • allergic rhinitis (most common)
  • vasomotor rhinitis
  • drug-induced rhinitis

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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rID: 70475
System: Head & Neck
Tag: ent, cases
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