Postoperative recovery is rapid. Patients often have ongoing nasal congestion following the procedure, which typically resolves within a few days. Swelling is reduced within five to seven days, and patients can return to normal activity and diet immediately. In my experience, inferior turbinectomy enhances the efficacy of nasal steroid sprays and may reduce the need for long-term oral antihistamines and other medications used for rhinitis and sinusitis.
Explore This IssueNovember 2007
In conclusion, pediatric sinusitis is much more of a medical disease than a direct sinus surgery process. Before electing surgery, medical evaluation and management should be comprehensive. Parents should be thoroughly educated regarding the medical management of chronic sinusitis, and the benefits and potential complications of surgery. A prospective study of inferior turbinate coblation for pediatric sinusitis is now enrolling.
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