Radiofrequency Versus Electrocautery for Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy


Kilavuz A. E. , Songu M., Ozkul Y., Ozturkcan S., Katilmis H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.25, no.6, pp.1998-2001, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000001032
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1998-2001

Abstract

Aim: The aims of this study were to compare radiofrequency tissue reduction (RFTR) and electrocautery (EC) techniques by assessing preoperatively and 8 weeks postoperatively the visual analog scale (VAS), inspiratory peak flowmetry (IPF), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) volume measurement of the inferior turbinate and to see whether EC still stands as a valid treatment of inferior turbinate hypertrophy.