AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RHINOLOGY & ALLERGY, cilt.29, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Background: Ultrasound (US) elastography has been widely used for thyroid, liver, and lymph nodes as a research tool in the current medical practice. It has been described in the inferior turbinates and validated as a reliable, reproducible, noninvasive, and objective method that can detect the fibrosis-related tissue strain. There is no previous study that investigated the amount of fibrosis induced by radiofrequency and bipolar electrocautery in the inferior turbinates in a noninvasive and objective manner. The aim of this study was to assess the amount of inferior turbinate soft tissue fibrosis that was induced by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and submucosal bipolar diathermy (SBD) by US elastography.