Last updated on February 2018

Turbinate Cauterization in Pediatric Patients With Nasal Obstruction


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Sleep apnea | Nasal Obstruction
  • Age: Between 3 - 16 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ages 3-16
  • obstructive sleep apnea warranting adenotonsillectomy
  • history of daytime nasal obstruction and or mouth breathing
  • failed medical treatment with either oral anti-histamine or nasal steroid spray.
  • turbinate hypertrophy on Physical Exam defined by >50% obstruction

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <3 or >16
  • unwillingness to comply with study procedures
  • congenital head and neck malformations, genetic syndromes, craniofacial anomalies
  • no evidence of turbinate hypertrophy or symptoms of nasal obstruction
  • pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • bleeding disorders
  • current therapy with coumadin or Pradaxa

Recruitment Status: Open


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