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Empty Nose Syndrome
About half of my INTs were removed during a sx I had 3 years ago for septoplasty. Am I at risk for worsening of dryness and Empty Nose Syndrome?
Empty nose syn: Empty nose syndrome is also called ozena and is characterized by an extremely dry nose with nasal crusting. If the surgeon is careful and just concentrates on the inferior turbinates and does a sun mucosal resection with and out fracture of the inferior turbinates, it is unlikely to happen. I have done hundreds or these surgeries and have not had one case of ozena. Good luck. ...Read more
Can septoplasty and/or turbinate reduction cause "empty nose syndrome"?...Or would you have to completely remove the turbinates to cause this?
How can I get rid of "empty nose syndrome?" What can I expect from a surgery to get my turbinates reduced?
I believe i got empty nose syndrome, anything i can do? Effecting my mood and feeling depressed. Hate this feeling
Swollen turbinates causing stuffy nose 9 months now. Tried everything, no help.Thinking of Somnoplasty but concerned about Empty nose Syndrome??
Mixed up: You're just confused about what you actually have, somno-plasty doesn't deal with nasal turbinates. ENT / Allergist would help you control your nasal symptoms, if you have already seen either, a second opinion is your right , antihistamines and antibiotics aren't the only treatment for nasal problems, good luck ...Read more
Septoplasty/Turbinate reduction 2 years ago-still constant significant crusting. 1 side of nose blocked again. Empty Nose Syndrome? Is there treatment
Has radiofrequency turbinate ablation ever lead to empty nose syndrome? this question for doc experienced in procedure and knowledgeable about ENS
ENS and turbinates: Greetings. Yes, any turbinate reduction procedure can lad to Empty Nose Syndrome. The likelihood of this actually occurring is rather small with this procedure hen performed by experienced surgeons. I would recommend you address all our questions and concerns before your scheduled procedure. Ask for your surgeon's results. I perform this procedure n our office under local anesthesia without ENS. ...Read more
I suffer from chronic blocked nose especially during sleep. My ENT suggested turbinectomy but im afraid of empty nose syndrome. Should I do it pls?10x
This is evidence: Of a disturbed action of what is known as the nasal cycle. This is actually controlled by the lower brain and the commonest cause in my experience is poor diet. That may sound weird but the lower brain is in charge of our ability to adapt to environmental change including the light/dark cycle. ...Read more