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Modified Inferior Turbinoplasty

A new surgical approach

Gottarelli, Paolo

2012, XII, 88p. 70 illus. in color.

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  • Presents in detail an effective operative technique for inferior turbinate hypertrophy
  • Will help to solve a knotty problem in nasal surgery
  • Explains the clear advantages over current procedures, including avoidance of relapse

Humans can resist 40 days without eating and 4 days without drinking, but only 4 minutes without breathing: this tells us much about its fundamental importance. Restoring an efficient nasal function is a very important – and in some cases crucial – issue.

This book describes an innovative surgical technique called modified inferior turbinoplasty, which offers an excellent solution to the problems associated with the lower turbinate hypertrophy. A turbinate (or nasal concha) is a long, narrow, curled bone shelf that protrudes into the breathing passage of the nose. Most surgical interventions treat only the soft parts of hypertrophic turbinates and often lead to relapse. With this technique, in contrast, all anatomic parts of the turbinate are treated and swabs in the nose are completely avoided, which is fundamental for patients well-being and a quicker recovery.

The book will be very useful for othorinolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, endoscopic and maxillofacial surgeons.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » CT of paranasal sinus - Nasal respiratory insufficiency - Turbinate hypertrophy - Turbinoplasty - Vasomotor rhinitis

Related subjects » Otorhinolaryngology - Surgery

Table of contents 

The History of Rhinoplasty.- Well-being and Respiration.- Nasal Anatomy and Function.- The Inferior Turbinates.- Diagnosis.- How we attained Modified Inferior Turbinoplasty.- The New Modified Inferior Turbinoplasty.- Post-traumatic Hump Nose.- The Modified Inferior Turbinoplasty, Step by Step.- The Concept of "Respiratory Symmetry".- The Control of Relapses in Septal Deviations.- Conclusions.

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