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2013-02-04 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Français - 5 page(s) (Soumise)

Le Bon Serge, Lechien Jérome , Ennaji Meriem, Decaestecker Christine, Chantrain Gilbert, Saussez Sven , "Radiofrequency inferior turbinate reduction versus partial turbinectomy : a quality of life assessment " in Revue de Laryngologie - Otologie - Rhinologie

  • Edition : Editions Doin Deren et Cie, Bordeaux (France)
  • Codes CREF : Oto-rhino-laryngologie (DI3342)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Anatomie et Biologie cellulaire (M112)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Purpose The aim of this study is to compare the degree of patient satisfaction after either partial turbinectomy or radiofrequency turbinate reduction. These surgical procedures aim to treat nasal congestion due to inferior turbinate hypertrophy with or without nasal septum deviation. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted at the ENT department in Saint-Pierre Hospital, from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010. 177 patients were distributed in 2 groups : the patients of the first group were treated by partial turbinectomy (n=120), and the patients of the second groupe by inferior turbinate radiofrequency (n=57). A telephone questionnaire was used to assess patients’ satisfaction in the short, medium, and long term. Results No statistically significant difference was found between both groups regarding the improvement of symptoms and the level of global satisfaction. Conclusions Radiofrequency seems to be an efficient alternative in the treatment of nasal congestion due to inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Long-term studies with larger samples and control group are necessary to corroborate our results.


Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) radiofrequency
  • (Anglais) turbinectomy
  • (Anglais) nasal congestion
  • (Anglais) turbinate hypertrophy