Inferior turbinate hypertrophy is relatively common in adults and children. This usually occurs with chronic inflammation, usually resulting from allergy or rhinosinusitis. Tur-binate hypertrophy usually responds to medical treatment addressing the primary problem. If the turbinates remain significantly hypertrophied despite medical treatment, tur-binate reduction is offered, using cautery, radiofrequency treatment, fracture, excision, laser treatment, or cryotherapy. Submucosal resection of a portion of the conchal bone and stromal tissue seems to provide the greatest success.
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