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Inferior turbinate hypertrophy radiofrequency management for children with cystic fibrosis.
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PMID:  21866739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate, using radiofrequency techniques, the relevance and effectiveness of treatment of inferior turbinate hypertrophy in children with cystic fibrosis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A study of patients with cystic fibrosis with hypertrophy of inferior turbinate who were being treated at Lisieux Hospital In-Patient Paediatric and ENT- Head and Neck Surgery Department. 41 patients were included in the study and followed over 2 years. We analyzed the postoperative phase and the effectiveness of treatment, through clinical and radiological examination.
RESULTS: A clinical improvement of symptoms is observable from the third month after surgery in 100% of cases. However, we noted a loss in the effectiveness of radiofrequency on the turbinate tissue one year following operation, which worsens with time. However, the postoperative results remain satisfactory at 1 year and 2 years.
CONCLUSION: Radiofrequency is, in our opinion, the treatment of choice for inferior turbinate hypertrophy in children with cystic fibrosis. It combines a simple and low-risk effect with effective preservative treatment. However, the benefits of radiofrequency fade with time. Nonetheless, this technique yields postoperative results that remain satisfactory beyond 2 years. It is often useful to consider a new session after this date.
H Abou Mayaleh; L Benichou; O Senouci-Bereksi; M Guillot; H Faict
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue de laryngologie - otologie - rhinologie     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0035-1334     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord)     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414144     Medline TA:  Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord)     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
ENT Head and Neck Surgery Departement, Robert Bisson's Hospital, 4 rue Roger Aini, BP 14107 Lisieux, France.
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