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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2019, XXV/1: 019-023

Title: Influence of nasal turbinates on the obstruction of the Eustachian tube 

Authors: Zgnilec E, Kasperek-Walewska K, Wojdas A. 

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03-01-2019

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Influence of nasal turbinates on the obstruction of the Eustachian tube


Zgnilec E, Kasperek-Walewska K, Wojdas A.

Department of Otolaryngology, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine in Warsaw, Poland

International Review of Medical Practice, 2019; Vol. 25, No. 1, 019

Chronic hypertrophic non-nasal mucosa is one of the most common diseases in the rhinology. In order to reduce the hypertrophic changes of the nasal turbinates, a number of surgical procedures from various techniques have been described.
The aim of work
is to determine the impact influence of nasal turbinates performed by the cryoablation or radioablation method, the patency of the auditory tube, and determine how long, from the operation, there should be a grace period for activities that particularly require auditory tube obstruction.
Material and methods
. A total of 50 patients treated in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Military Institute of Aviation Medicine were qualified for the study. Due to the technique of performing conchoplastic nasal turbinates, the lower patients were divided into two groups. Due to the technique of performing conchoplastic nasal turbinates, the lower patients were divided into two groups. Group I consisted of 25 patients, including 11 women and 14 men aged 24 to 62 years (mean age 40.32 years) who underwent cryoablation. Group II comprised also 25 patients, including 9 women and 16 men aged from 29 to 66 years (mean 44.11 years) operated on using radioablation. The patency of the Eustachian tube was evaluated using an automatic impedance audiometer that was performed before surgery and 1, 2, 3, 4 weeks after surgery.
Results
. There were no statistically significant (p <0.001) patency disorders of the auditory tubes after conchoplastic surgery, both with cryoablation and radioablation.
Concluions
. Lower nasal nasal turbinates under the cryoablation and radioablation method do not impair the patency of the auditory trumpet. After surgery of the lower nasal turbinates, the grace period for activities that particularly require open hearing tubes should be two weeks.

Key words: nasal turbinate hypertrophy, cryoablation, radioablation, auditory tube obstruction