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Otorinolaringologia 2012 March;62(1):63-70

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Surgical considerations in allergic rhinitis patients

Chhabra N., Houser S. M.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA


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Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a very common disorder that significantly impacts patient quality of life. This condition affects millions of people annually with the hallmark complaint of nasal obstruction. Allergic rhinitis is often seen alongside many other conditions, including various forms of rhinosinusitis. Although no single modality has evolved as the gold standard for the treatment of AR, targeting the inferior turbinate is the mainstay of surgical intervention. Reducing nasal obstruction to augment the nasal airway is of central importance and the otolaryngologist should be familiar with an armamentarium of surgical techniques.

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