Nasal Stent Fabrication for an Atrophic
Rhinitis Patient: A Simplified Technique
E. Nagaraj, Nitin Shetty, Nivedita Mankani, Subramanian M. Rao, Sunil Kumar Gurram
Dr. E. Nagaraj, Senior Lecturer
Dept. of Prosthodontics, PMNM Dental College and Hospital,
Atrophic rhinitis is a chronic nasal disease which is characterized by progressive atrophy of the nasal mucosa and the underlying bones of the nasal turbinate, accompanied by the formation of foul-smelling, thick, dry crusts in the nasal cavities. Atrophic rhinitis has become less common in countries where the social conditions and the health have generally improved. Various local, medical and surgical methods are available for the treatment of this slowly progressive and disabling disease, but all have had limited success. This article describes a simplified non-invasive technique of fabricating a polymethyl methacrylate, acrylic resin nasal stent for treating an atrophic rhinitis patient.
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