This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions deviated nasal septum, nasal septal defect, nasal septum, irregular
Treatments rhinoseptoplasty, partial turbinectomy, endoscopic partial turbinectomy
Sponsor Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Start date March 2014
End date March 2015
Trial size 50 participants
Trial identifier NCT02231216, 130516


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

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose treatment
Patients submitted to rhinoseptoplasty associated to Endoscopic partial turbinectomy.
Rhinoseptoplasty without turbinectomy procedure
partial turbinectomy Turbinectomy
After medial dislocation of the inferior turbinate, proceed partial resection of the inferior turbinate in all its inferior extension in range. Possible bleeding is cauterized.
endoscopic partial turbinectomy
Endoscopy to medial dislocation of the inferior turbinate with instrument
(Active Comparator)
Patients submitted only to rhinoseptoplasty, without turbinectomy procedure.
Rhinoseptoplasty without turbinectomy procedure

Primary Outcomes

Quality of life related to nasal obstruction
time frame: 3 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 6 months up to 90 years old.

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.

Additional Information

Official title The Role of Turbinectomy in Rhinoseptoplasty: a Randomized Clinical Trial With Evaluation of Quality of Life
Principal investigator Bianca H Moura, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre.