Therapeutic approach in monosymptomatic nasal obstruction

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The term monosymptomatic nasal obstruction does not refer to the isolated nasal obstruction, but to a nasal pathology in which nasal obstruction is the predominant symptom. Four nasal structures may be involved in the isolated monosymptomatic nasal obstruction: the inferior nasal turbinates, the nasal septum or the nasal valve. Since the phenomenon of nasal obstruction can be due to various diseases, correct assessment of the patient is very important. Correctly performed anamnesis and clinical and paraclinical evaluations can help determine the definite diagnosis and choose the therapeutic strategy indicated in each individual case.

In this review the authors present the proper therapeutic approach for each type of monosymtpomatic nasal obstruction, emphasizing the need of a preoperatory detailed and correct investigation and diagnosis.

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