Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2007 ; 71 : 597 – 601 11 Sullivan , S , Li , K , Guilleminault , C . Enlarged turbinates can cause symptoms like congested nasal breathing, runny nose, and trouble sleeping.

Trimming the excessive mucosa is also very effective for the management of turbinate hypertrophy.

Turbinate hypertrophy can be situational or chronic. The middle turbinate plays a significant role in the proper drainage system of the maxillary sinus. Common causes of turbinate hypertrophy are Allergic rhinitis—what we call seasonal allergies or hayfever—and non-allergic rhinitis, which is similar to hayfever but without the allergic reaction.

A common type of situational turbinate hypertrophy is the nasal cycle, in which the turbinates on one side of the nose will swell for four to six hours before returning to their normal size, at which point the turbinates on the other side will begin to swell. Objective: To assess the effectiveness and safety of coblation in relieving inferior turbinate hypertrophy in children. Radiofrequency therapy has recently been shown to be safe and effective in volumetric tissue reduction of the turbinates in adults, but no report has been published about its use in children.

Methods: An observational cohort study was undertaken.

Medical treatment often produces very little improvement. A variation of the middle turbinate is a concha bullosa, which is a pneumatization (air bubble) within the middle turbinate. Randolph R. Resnik, in Misch's Avoiding Complications in Oral Implantology, 2018. Inferior turbinate hypertrophy is one of the most common causes of nasal airway obstruction in children. Care must be taken to not be overly aggressive in the amount of mucosa removed for the previously stated reasons. Our nose has air passages which are long called turbinates. Most of people have 3 turbinates. Radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction for treatment of turbinate hypertrophy in children.

Normally, this bony structure is lined by nasal respiratory mucosa.

Phenol application to the turbinate mucosa has been used in the past but is no longer used because of toxicity issues.

Your doctor may recommend turbinate reduction if you have ongoing nasal problems due to infections, severe allergies, or other conditions that make it difficult to breathe. But, do you know what is Turbinate hypertrophy and what are turbinates? Turbinate Hypertrophy can be an irritating problem, leading to many different symptoms like difficulty in taking a breath, bleeding from the nose and experiencing recurrent infections. Concha Bullosa.