Complications following bilateral turbinectomy

Obura HO. "Complications following bilateral turbinectomy.". 1995.


Thirty four patients undergoing bilateral inferior turbinectomy for obstruction of the upper airway are prospectively reviewed. The indication for the operation was persistent nasal obstruction interfering with sleep and speech. Their ages ranged from seven years to 50 years. The most common post operative complications were synaechiae (15%), atrophic rhinitis (15%), persistent obstruction (12%) and abnormal nasal sensation (9%).


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