Microdebrider assisted turbinoplasty: An experience at services hospital Lahore

Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Yousaf Saleemi, Nadeem Raza, Muhammad Dawood Saleem, Muhammad Tariq

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Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of turbinoplasty for symptomatic relief in inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Study design: Prospective study of 50 patients who underwent turbinoplasty with microdebrider. Place of study: ENT II, Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) / Services Hospital Lahore. Duration of study: From January 2008 to January 2012. Methods: Fifty patients were included in the study who had inferior turbinal hypertrophy. All the patients had history of failed medical treatment. Follow up was carried out for one year for bleeding, synechie formation, nasal crusting and nasal obstruction. Results: Microdebrider assisted turbinoplasty is more effective than other surgical procedures. It is a safe method of achieving turbinate size reduction with minimal morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Inferior turbinal hypertrophy
  • Microdebrider
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Turbinectomy


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