What steps are taken immediately following completion of turbinate dysfunction surgery?

Updated: Jun 24, 2021
  • Author: Sanford M Archer, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Following completion of the procedure, removable or absorbable nasal packs are placed. Septal splints are applied as appropriate. If general anesthesia is used, the patient is gently extubated to avoid undue elevations of blood pressure and increased risk of bleeding. See the image below.

Bony hypertrophy of the right inferior turbinate f Bony hypertrophy of the right inferior turbinate following topical vasoconstriction.

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