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Quality of Life Study About the Role of Turbinectomy in Rhinoseptoplasty

Information source: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Deviated Nasal Septum; Nasal Septal Defect; Nasal Septum, Irregular

Intervention: Rhinoseptoplasty (Procedure); Partial turbinectomy (Procedure); Endoscopic partial turbinectomy (Procedure)

Phase: N/A

Status: Active, not recruiting

Sponsored by: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Bianca H Moura, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
Michelle Lavinsky, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre


Research Question: Performing partial turbinectomy associated with rhinoseptoplasty is responsible for an increase in quality of life related to nasal obstruction when compared to no intervention in rhinoseptoplasty inferior turbinate?

- Population: patients eligible for functional rhinoseptoplasty and / or aesthetic

- Intervention: surgery, turbinectomy of inferior turbinates

- Comparison: the absence of intervention in inferior turbinates

- Primary endpoint: Quality of life related to nasal obstruction

Clinical Details

Official title: The Role of Turbinectomy in Rhinoseptoplasty: a Randomized Clinical Trial With Evaluation of Quality of Life

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Quality of life related to nasal obstruction


Minimum age: 6 Months. Maximum age: 90 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Eligible patients to rhinoseptoplasty

- Patients who agreed to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

- Presence of symptoms of nasal obstruction in the absence of septal deviation, poor

support of the nasal tip or clamping of the nasal valve;

- Presence of hypertrophic and obstructive inferior turbinates;

- Presence of sinonasal tumors;

- Patients undergoing treatment of other concomitant rhinoplasty entities such as

inflammatory sinus pathology, adenoid hypertrophy, septal perforation, otoplasty and blepharoplasty.

Locations and Contacts

Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul 90035-903, Brazil
Additional Information

Starting date: March 2014
Last updated: August 21, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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