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Turbinate surgery: how effective is it? A long-term assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3431839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results of turbinate reduction surgery carried out on 307 patients are reviewed. This is a retrospective study over 16 years. The results of submucosal diathermy with and without outfracture, partial inferior turbinectomy and linear cautery were all equally disappointing in the long term. At 1 month postoperatively the overall success rate, as defined by patient satisfaction, was 82%, but this declined steadily with time to 60% at 3 months, 54% at 1 year and 41% at 1-16 years. There was no significant difference found in the success rates between methods of turbinate reduction used. These findings are compared with more optimistic reports in the literature and their relevance to current surgical practice is discussed.
N P Warwick-Brown; N J Marks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0301-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec.     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-04     Completed Date:  1988-03-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334721     Medline TA:  ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / surgery*
Consumer Satisfaction
Middle Aged
Nose Diseases / surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies
Turbinates / surgery*

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