Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2011.609481
Title: Comparison between effects of various partial inferior turbinectomy options on nasal airflow: A computer simulation study
Authors: Lee, H.P. 
Garlapati, R.R. 
Chong, V.F.H.
de Wang, Y.
Keywords: computational fluid mechanics
inferior turbinates
nasal airflow
nasal cavity
turbinectomy
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Source: Lee, H.P., Garlapati, R.R., Chong, V.F.H., de Wang, Y. (2013-01). Comparison between effects of various partial inferior turbinectomy options on nasal airflow: A computer simulation study. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 16 (1) : 112-118. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2011.609481
Abstract: Partial inferior turbinectomy is typically performed on patients suffering from chronic nasal obstruction due to hypertrophy of inferior turbinates and is refractory to other more conservative treatments. The effects of the various options of incision performed on the inferior turbinate in terms of the resulting nasal airflow pattern are examined using computational fluid mechanics. The pressure drops across the severely blocked nose and healthy nose models were found to be 32.3 and 12.3 Pa, respectively, whereas the pressure drops across the nasal cavity following one-third turbinate resection, total turbinate resection and front-end resection were obtained as 5.8, 6.1 and 30.5 Pa correspondingly. Based on the total pressure drop results, the one-third resection option seems to be better than the front-end surgery and the total turbinate resection. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/51356
ISSN: 10255842
DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2011.609481
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