Inferior Submucosal Turbinectomy Versus Blunt Turbinectomy for Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2008 by Soroka University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2008
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Soroka University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to compare endoscopic submucosal inferior turbinectomy to blunt turbinectomy in terms of subjective and objective parameters.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bilateral Inferior Turbinates Hypertrophy Procedure: bilateral nasal inferior turbinectomy Procedure: endoscopic submucosal resection of the inferior turbinates Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The two methods of nasal inferior turbinectomy are well popularized and in use for long periods of time. Endoscopic submucosal inferior turbinectomy is performed in our hospital and blunt turbinectomy is performed usually in privat clinics outside the hospital where there is no endoscopic equipment. We will examine both subjective (QOL questionaire) and objective parameters(rhinomanometry- a non invasive method to evaluate nasal airflow, saccharine test, nasal endoscopy) in our comparison of the outcome of these two methods.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: to Compare Two Well Popularized Methods of Inferior Nasal Turbinectomy
Study Start Date : March 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Endoscopy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: A1
since the two methods of turbinectomy are in used on a regular basis there is no way to perform double blind study- both the surgeon and the patients are well aware of the operation they are about to go. we just compare several parameters in patients who are anyway about to undergo an operation in a specific method that is used by their surgeon
Procedure: bilateral nasal inferior turbinectomy
the operation is performed endonasally under general or local anesthesia, the inferior turbinates are resected and removed
Other Name: inferior conchectomy

Active Comparator: A2
the resection of the inferior turbinates will be performed endonasally with an endoscopical instruments
Procedure: endoscopic submucosal resection of the inferior turbinates
surgery of the inferior turbinates- endonasally with endoscopic instruments and by performing submucosal resection of the nasal turbinates
Other Name: submucosal conchectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. rhinomanometry, saccharine test, nasal endoscopy [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients above 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • can not answer a written questionaire

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00651092

Contact: nili segal, md +972544268202
Contact: moshe puterman, md +97286400521

Sponsors and Collaborators
Soroka University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: nili segal, md soroka university medical center beer sheva israel

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Dr nili segal, soroke university medical center Identifier: NCT00651092     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: sor466208ctil
First Posted: April 2, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical