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Concho-antropexy or total inferior turbinectomy for hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates? a prospective randomized study

  • M. A. Salam (a1) and C. Wengraf (a1)


Twenty-five patients with bilateral nasal obstruction due to hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates were entered into a prospective study to compare the efficacy and the associated complications of total inferior turbinectomy and concho-antropexy. We found no significant statistical difference in the efficacy of these procedures in relieving nasal obstruction and discharge (>0.5). Total inferior turbinectomy was associated with more postoperative pain (p<0.05) and with long-term dryness and crusting (p<0.05) which were statistically significant. This is the first trial where concho-antropexy and total inferior turbinectomy are compared.


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Mr M. A. Salam, 6 Arundel Close, Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 5HZ


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