The paper reports on the Somnoplasty(R) Procedure for turbinates to relieve chronic nasal obstruction
, a condition affecting some 50 million Americans whom are forced to breathe through their mouths due to a constantly stuffy nose.
FDA clearance for use of the Somnoplasty System in the treatment of three conditions: obstructive sleep apnea (base of tongue), chronic nasal obstruction
(enlarged inferior turbinates), and habitual snoring (soft palate and uvula).
Surgical correction of nasal valve collapse can be effective in reducing nasal obstruction
, but the success of the procedure depends on a correct diagnosis and appropriate surgical technique.
A 39-year-old woman presented with a history of right-sided nasal obstruction
, as well as right-sided headaches and facial pain.
It can be asymptomatic or may present with a myriad of symptoms, including nasal obstruction
, headache, and recurrent sinusitis.
A 32-year-old woman presented with left facial discomfort and left nasal obstruction
of 10 months' duration.
Approximately 50 million Americans, about 20 percent of the population, suffer from chronic congestive nasal obstruction
caused by enlargement of the inferior nasal turbinates.
All patients who underwent only inferior turbinate surgery for refractory nasal obstruction
Coblation-channeling is an alternative to more invasive forms of surgery typically used for treating nasal obstruction
and other types of obstructive disorders such as snoring and a related condition called obstructive sleep apnea.
The patient's nasal obstruction
resolved, and he was doing well at his first postoperative visit.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for use of the Somnoplasty System in the treatment of three conditions: habitual snoring (uvula and soft palate), chronic nasal obstruction
(enlarged inferior turbinates) and obstructive sleep apnea.
We report a case of typical carcinoid of the nasal cavity in a 61-year-old man who had a history of persistent nasal obstruction
and epistaxis for approximately 17years.
Funds to Fuel Development and Commercialization of Novel Technology for Nasal Obstruction
It's known to seriously impact quality of life as it causes pain and other symptoms such as nasal obstruction
, nasal secretions and/or reduced olfactory function[sup.
Epidemiologic studies in European countries have shown that up to 20% of the population has chronic nasal obstruction
caused by turbinate hypertrophy (4).