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Powered turbinoplasty versus powered turbinectomy: a comparative study



This study aimed to compare the outcomes of powered turbinoplasty with those of powered turbinectomy.

Materials and methods

Forty patients suffering from hypertrophied inferior turbinate that resisted ordinary medical treatment were randomly divided into two equal groups. One group was managed with powered turbinoplasty and the other with powered turbinectomy. The patients were followed up for 6 weeks postoperatively.


After 6 weeks the total success in reducing the size of the turbinate and postoperative blood clots was the same (100%) for both groups but it was 100% for powered turbinoplasty and 80% for powered turbinectomy in the occurrence of postoperative crustations.


Powered turbinoplasty is a promising surgical procedure for inferior turbinate surgery. This procedure achieves optimum turbinate reduction with less complications in patients with respect to bleeding, occurrence of crustations, blood clots, and nasal discharge postoperatively.


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Ibrahim, S.G., Kamel, A.A., El-Fouly, M.S. et al. Powered turbinoplasty versus powered turbinectomy: a comparative study. Egypt J Otolaryngol 33, 9–14 (2017).

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  • nasal
  • obstruction
  • powered
  • turbinate
  • turbinectomy
  • turbinoplasty