Empty nose syndrome
The patient had history of prior nasal surgery, now he complains of nasal obstruction & shortness of breath.
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Widely patent nasal cavities showing gross tissue loss & evidence of radical turbinate reductive surgey with only vestiges of turbinates have been preserved.
Bilateral partial ethmoidectomy.
Empty nose syndrome is a complication caused by aggressive turbinate reductive surgery.
The patient usually complains of sensation of nasal obstruction, shortness of breath and nasal dryness.