Should I go ahead w/ septum surgery/inferior turbinate reduction without reducing concha bullosa of middle turbinates? (Photos)
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Deviated septum, enlarged turbinates and concha bullosa
Based on your CT scan, you have deivated septum, a large left middle turbinate concha bullosa, as well as a large bone spur and large turbinates.
These conditions can be safely corrected by septoplasty, turbinoplasty, and endoscopic removal of concha bullosa. Commonly patients are very happy with the significant improvement of their symptoms.
In our office we provide patients with a personalized, and individualized consultation to address these similar issues.
Best wishes and good luck,
Triple board certified surgeon
I often perform inferior turbinate reduction and it works very well. I have not performed reduction of the middle or concha bullosa and feel that inferior Turbinectomy and septoplasty should be sufficient for breathing.
Concha bullosa and septoplasty
The concha bullosa is large and is most likely contributing to your nasal obstruction. It should be addressed at the time of your septal surgery. The concha can be resected whilst maintaining a middle turbinate. Best wishes.
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septoplasty, turbinate surgery, and concha bullosa resection
From the limited CAT scan views, it appears that there is a significant deviated septum with a bone spur, turbinate hypertrophy and concha bullosa. The concha bullosa on the patient's left side is large enough that it can be causing nasal obstruction and should be reduced. Reducing the concha bullosa is a very straightforward and easy procedure by a board certified ENT/ facial plastic surgeon