Zafer Iqbal, Shahbaz Mujtaba Ghouri, Rehan Saleem, Aysha Nauman, Muhammad Nadeem, M. Daood Saleem
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences



Inferior turbinate reduction by use of Diode Laser. A study on surgical outcome, post-operative crusting, and bleeding

Zafer Iqbal, Shahbaz Mujtaba Ghouri, Rehan Saleem, Aysha Nauman, Muhammad Nadeem, M. Daood Saleem



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ABSTRACT

Objectives: To assess the efficacy of the technique regarding the surgical outcome, post-operative crusting, and bleeding.

Design: Single Blind interventional type of study.

Study Place and period: This study was conducted at, Chaudhary Muhammad Akram Teaching and Research Hospital Lahore from July 2018 to June 2019.

Material and methods: The study included 100 patients and the results of technique in respect to surgical outcome, the safety of technique regarding post-operative complications like crusting in the postoperative period and epistaxis were analyzed.

Results: A total of 100 patients were included for research. Their ages were between 10-40 years. It was concluded that almost all the patients had felt improvement in their nasal blockage and postnasal discharge. The sneezing and headache in these patients also have been improved. Ten patients presented with nose crusting and 4 patient presented with mild epistaxis. No acitve intervention was not required in any patient.

Conclusion: It was concluded that reduction of inferior turbinate by Diode laser is an excellent, and safe option, regarding the surgical outcome, and complications faced by patients registered for turbinate surgery.

Keywords: Turbinates reduction, Diode laser, epistaxis.



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