Turbinectomy

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Turbinectomy
Intervention
EmptyNose-AfterTotalBilateralTurbinectomy-CT.jpg
CT scan of the nose after total bilateral turbinectomy
ICD-9-CM 21.6

A Turbinectomy is a procedure in which some or all of the turbinate bones attached to mucous membranes in the nasal passage are removed. It has been used to relieve nasal obstruction, but side-effects include removal of nerves that would report the passage of air.[1] It may result in empty nose syndrome.

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