Turbinates are scroll-like, shell-shaped networks of bones, vessels, and tissues within the nasal passageways. There are three turbinates on the sides of both nasal cavities (nostrils). They are called superior, middle, and inferior turbinates. Read more: How long does it take to recover from turbinate reduction? Article
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How Are Nasal Polyps Removed?
The surgical removal of nasal polyps is known as nasal polypectomy. The procedure is mainly performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The physician relieves congestion of the nose using oxymetazoline drops or pellets. The polyps are removed with the help of polyp forceps without injuring the surrounding tissue.
What Is Posterior Nasal Packing?
Posterior nasal packing is a procedure to control the bleeding from the behind (posterior aspect) of the nose. Posterior bleeding is much less common than anterior bleeding and usually is treated by the ear, nose, and throat surgeon (an otolaryngologist). Posterior nosebleeds involve bleeding from the back of the nasal cavity.
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