DEBRIDACION DEL ESTROMA TURBINAL
Inferior turbinate hypertrophy is a common cause of chronic nasal obstruction and remains a challenging problem to treat. Disadvantages of traditional techniques such as cautery, radio-frequency ablation (SomnoplastyTM), partial or total turbinate resection, cryotherapy and laser treatment include bleeding, crusting, synechiae formation, and atrophic rhinitis. In cases where mucosal resection has been over-aggressive, bone exposure and osteitis may develop. Inadequate volume reduction of the target tissue is another problem that relates to the unpredictability of tissue destruction with traditional methods. A primary goal of ideal turbinate surgery is volumetric reduction of the sub-mucosal vascular stromal tissue with preservation of the overlying respiratory epithelium.