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Scholarly Journal of Otolaryngology

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How to Prevent Nasal Obstruction After Rhino Septoplasty. Could A Routine Turbinate Reduction Improve the Outcomes in Quality of Life of Patients?

Volume 4 - Issue 1

Bianca H de Moura*

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    • Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital de Clinicals de Porto Alegre (HCPA), Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Bianca H de Moura, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Hospital de Clinicals de Porto Alegre (HCPA), Brazil

Received: February 08, 2020;   Published: February 19, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/SJO.2020.04.000176

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The Objective of this article is to Review current literature about performing a turbinectomy associated with Rhinoseptoplasty. Three clinical trials with level one of evidence about the issue have been published recently. All of them selected patients with nasal obstruction who were submitted to Rhinoseptoplasty. The NOSE scale to measure quality of life in these patients was used. Other tools of objective measurement as Acoustic rhinometry and rhinomanometry or subjective scales, Snot-20 WHOQOl and ROE were also explored. Each study used a different technique for turbinate reduction. All of the three found the same results discussed below. To review the scientific evidences of these articles can bring new outlook about this controversial topic.

Abbreviations: QOL: Quality of Life; NOSE: Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation; ROE: Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation

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