Mucosal hypertrophy of the inferior turbinate is the most common cause for nasal obstruction and second cause for nasal obstruction is septum deviation. Turbinate hypertrophy can be treated as medical or surgical methods.
Medical treatment for hypertrophy of the turbinate:
immunotherapyantihistaminesintranasal corticosteroid spraysdecongestantsSurgical treatment for hypertrophy of the turbinate:
corticosteroid turbinate injectionscryosurgeryelectrocauteryturbinate out-fracturemicrodebrider-assisted turbinoplastyexcision of turbinatesubmucous resection
There is no definite consensus on the most effective treatment for hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates. However, nasal turbinate radiofrequency uses radiofrequency to create lesions within the submucosal tissue, reducing turbinate volume with minimal impact on surrounding tissues (irt can cause limited mucosa