Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg 2016 Nov-Dec;26(6):325-32
Department of Otolaryngology, İstanbul Medeniyet University Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, 34730 Göztepe, Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey.
Objectives: This study aims to compare the effects of radiofrequency ablation and microdebrider reduction in lower turbinate surgery on nasal physiology.
Patients And Methods: Between January 2009 and March 2010, 40 patients with the complaint of nasal obstruction, who were diagnosed with lower turbinate hypertrophy, were randomly assigned into two groups to undergo either radiofrequency (group 1, n=20) or microdebrider (group 2, n=20) treatments. Nasal obstruction, the grade of turbinate hypertrophy and other symptoms were evaluated with subjective nasal obstruction scale and anterior rhinoscopy before the operation, and three days, seven days, four weeks, and eight weeks after the surgical intervention. Read More