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Adenoidectomy Turbinate Reduction
Deviated nasal septum with adhesion inferior turbinate at right side.Eustachiantube dyesfunction, is turbinate reduction only useful or with septoplas?
Turbinate Reduction: Hello. The answer to your question depends on your intranasal anatomy. If your septum is surgically corrected, then your turbinates may need attention because the altered septal anatomy may create a new problem with enlarged turbinates. I address both at the time of surgery. Review these questions with your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Very prominent bony nasal bridge after septoplasty and turbinate reduction. Not noticeable before. Why?
Septum surgery: You should expect to breath better when your nose heals. Immediately after surgery you will feel swollen and maybe clogged, especially if there are splints in your nose. It is not terribly painful in the postoperative period. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If your problem is from allergies, then reduction of the turbinates may work only temporarily because the basic cause has not been addressed. If the turbinate enlargement has become fixed, then reduction would certainly help. I am uncertain how this works in vasomotor rhinitis however. I agree with the comment on septal deviation and sinus issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will sinus surgery take for ethmoid mucocele and turbinate reduction? Hour? Saline spray necessary post surgery?
Smr turbinates(h) ethmoidectomy total, sphenoid & maxillary endoscopy w tissue removal, prtl excision turbinates fees image guidance please translate
FESS: Smr: this means that the surgeon removed inner tissue of the turbinate while sparing the outer lining (mucosa). Sounds like they were partially removed too. The rest relates to opening various sinuses under the guidance of a special ct scan photo (taken prior to surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short and effective: Septoplasty is an effective operation for improving the breathing in people who have a crooked septum (the wall which divides the nose in half). It can be combined with other procedures like turbinoplasty, rhinoplasty, or sinus surgery depending on other problems. It is usually performed as an outpatient. Recovery is typically mild for my patients as I do not use nasal packing postoperatively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helps the congestion: The nasal septum is the divider between the nostrils. No one is perfect, but some folks' bony septums can be significantly deviated from the midline (from birth or injury) adding to congestion from viruses or allergies. Correcting this deviation will alleviate this obstruction to a greater or lesser extent, help any sleep apnea, but the sneezing, itching, and running will still occur. ...Read more
Having deviated septum surg, turbinate reduc. , sinus balloon dilation. When should I stop taking otc nasal decongestants (benzedrex, etc.) ?
Nasal surgery : You should ask these questions to your surgeon as she/he may have particular preferences. Hopefully, you have not been using topical nasal decongestant sprays, as they should not be used long term and not before nasal surgery. Oral decongestants can be taken up to the day of surgery, if needed. ...Read more
Does nasal turbinate reduction endoscopic surgery reduces the sense of smell?It has to be done along with right sinus cyst removal
Usually not: However if your problem is due to an allergic issue, then the problem will likely return after weeks or months after the turbinate reduction. Consider consulting an allergist before you undergo this procedure. At the least you need a 2nd opinion from another ent. ...Read more
Will a surgery to remove sinus mucocele, turbinate reduction under general anesthesia require urine cathetor? Also, will breathing tube impact my tmj?
No need : For a urine catheter for a short surgery. Your TMJ shouldn't be a problem as long as your anesthesiologist can safely manage your airway. A quick exam should give him the information he needs and allow him time to gather whatever tools he needs to keep you safe. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Surgical septoplasty: Surgical septoplasty removes or bends that part of the nasal septum that is obstructing air flow into your nose. Be sure you have been treated for any nasal allergies first, sometimes this will resolve the problem of air flow without surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the average recovery time for a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy with septoplasty/turbinate reduction for a 19 year old female?
Septoplasty, turbinate reduction, adenoid removal 3wk ago. Bumped yesterday, slight bleed & now nose is congested. Surgeon away. Could I have damage?
Bumped Nose: Probably no harm. Usually good idea to take an antihistamine tablet. Be sure to see doctor immediately on his return to rule out hematoma of septum. If your surgeon is away two weeks than should see an ENT doctor within 5 days to rule out possible hematoma of septum, as this must be drained. Do not see emergency room as they are not familiar with septal hematoma. Again, this is rare but important ...Read more
How long to fully recover from tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, septoplasty, turbinate red? 15 days post op still weak and don't have energy.
A lot longer : Wow, that is a lot of misery. For every day that a healthy person spends in bed it takes a week to get over it. If you are sick even longer. If you were mostly laid up for 3-4 days and have other health issues that have worn you out it will be more then a month. Your frustration is normal. Keep moving and rest as needed ...Read more
Is adenoidectomy indicated with 99% blockage but no congestion/rhinits symptoms (can breathe through nose but does mouth breathe while sleeping)?
Yes: If the radiological diagnosis is correct, it is hard to believe a child can breathe properly. Rhinitis or congestion of the nose is a nasal problem. Hypertrophic (enlargement) of the adenoids in the back of the nose can lead to two major problems, recurrent ear problems and snoring or even sleep disorder. Yes, adenoidectomy, in my opinion, is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe : Depending on the oozing, you might need to wear a mustache type dressing for a day or so. That is just to catch the blood that might drip. My patients are usually able to take it off later that day or the next. Ask your surgeon what you should expect. It is a good procedure and had worked well for my patients. ...Read more
Breathing: As long as my patient doesn't strain or forcefully blow his nose, I have them return to Pranayama. ...Read more
I had a radiofrequency turbinate reduction 2 days ago and last night smoked a few cigarettes. Will this ruin the results of the procedure?
NO: BUT QUIT IT! HOPE you LISTEN! DR Z ...Read more
How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?
Fairly successful: Turbinate reduction can be safe if done in a conservative manner .There are various methods including radiofrequency reduction or ablation with intramural cautery. These methods are relatively successful but might not be as effective as more aggressive methods including surgical reduction with turbinectomies which have increased risks of bleeding and empty nose symptoms. ...Read more
What is the best procedure for turbinate reduction, also which has the least side effects ? Thanks
Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last week i did the septoplasty and turbinate reduction , what do you recommend for me to do, to get healed quiclky, did the air conditioner affect me?
When you get a septoplasty and turbinate reduction, can you have rhinoplasty done to shape the outside?
Yes.: http://www.facialplastics.info/rhinoplasty.html it's very common for a person to undergo a rhinoplasty in conjunction with turbinate reduction or septoplasty surgery. There is no added risk of performing the surgeries together, though recovery time may be extended slightly before a patient can see and feel optimal results. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is turbinate reduction/ septoplasty considered a minor surgery. I am to be having this surgery soon and really scared.
All surgery is major: But some surgeries are more routine and less risky than others. This is certainly in the routine and straightforward category, but no surgeon worth his/her salt considers any operation worthy of anything other than their best and most attentive efforts! risks are quite low so worry more about the car ride to the operation! wear your seat belt; don't text or drink and drive! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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