Inferior Turbinate Submucosal Resection

Survey

Indications:

  • Persistent hypertrophy of inferior turbinate mucosa

Highlights:

  • Stab incision at anterior aspect of the turbinate
  • Mucosa elevated off the turbinate bone
  • Submucosa removed with microdebrider leaving overlying thin mucosal layer intact

Keep in Mind/Things to Remember:

  • Can be combined with out-fracture of turbinate bone