“Don’t be a turbinator!”

“Empty nose syndrome (ENS), also known as ‘the wide nasal cavity syndrome,’ is a term coined by Dr. Eugene Kern of the Mayo Clinic (1994) to describe a rare and debilitating iatrogenic syndrome of chronic nasal physiological impairment following overzealous turbinate resections in the nose (turbinectomies).”

There is a growing disagreement that Empty Nose Syndrome is a rare condition. With approximately half a million turbinate reductions being performed yearly just in the United States, and an increasing outcry from injured patients, it is now suspected that injuries may number in the millions worldwide.

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