In the MATR group, the overall mean ([+ or -] SD) preoperative VAS for nasal obstruction was 8.
In the MATR group, there was no significant difference in the degree of postoperative improvement in the VAS and ES (p = 0.
No adverse effects related to the surgical techniques were seen in this study except for early postoperative bloody oozing in 5 patients in the MATR group, which was easily resolved by additional intranasal packing.
The mechanisms by which MATR achieves its results differ from those by which LATR achieves its results.
Recent studies suggest that MATR is superior to other techniques, such as submucosal electrocautery, (1) traditional submucous turbinectomy, (2) outfracture/ lateralization, (3) and radiofrequency.
Our results demonstrate that there is no significant difference in surgical outcomes between MATR and LATR when the type of hypertrophy is not taken into account, which is consistent with Kizilkaya et al's findings.
In conclusion, we found that MATR and LATR generally can improve subjective (VAS) and objective (ES) parameters of nasal obstruction postoperatively.
Surgeons should keep in mind that MATR, which can be used on submucosal as well as bony turbinates, may result in better outcomes in some cases of hypertrophic inferior turbinates, especially in patients with bony hypertrophy.