Inferior Turbinate Reduction

Enlarged inferior turbinates are often the cause of chronic nasal congestion, snoring, and sometimes obstructive sleep apnea. Even after the underlying problem is addressed, such as chronic infection or allergy, the enlargement may remain. Below is a depiction of the new plasma generator wand. This instrument creates a high energy plasma cloud at its tip and can be used to reduce the size of the inferior turbinate. The Somnus radio-frequency generator, and direct removal are other ways to reduce the turbinate. Different situations call for different methods.

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