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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-49

Bleeding post radiofrequency ablation of inferior turbinate: A case study

Cochlear Implant Centre, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Fatemah S AlTheyab
Cochlear Implant Center, King Saud Medical City, P. O. Box: 167, Riyadh 13217
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_57_22

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Nasal obstruction is a troublesome condition and negatively impacts the quality of life. One of the most important causes is inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Radiofrequency submucosal tissue ablation is an effective technique used to reduce inferior turbinate volume. It is considered a safe, minimally invasive procedure with a low risk of complications. Most of the complications reported were minor such as pain, edema, sneezing, crustation, and bleeding. This study demonstrates a case of major bleeding as a complication of radiofrequency ablation of inferior turbinate aiming to reduce the incidence of such complication. The patient had major bleeding resulting in a drop in hemoglobin level, however, no surgical intervention was required, and he was managed conservatively.

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