Laser Treatment for sneezing and Nasal allergy.
Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
How laser surgery of nose work in Nasal allergy?
The pathogenesis is actually type I hypersensitive reaction of nasal mucosa. Agger nase is one of the trigger points and sensitive areas of this disease, and anterior ethmoidal nerve is the major nose-innervating parasympathetic nerve, the abnormal excitation of which plays an important role in the pathogenesis. Anterior ethmoidal nerve is distributed at the supra-anterior portion of nasal cavity, where gland density is high. Irradiation of anterior ethmoidal nerve, lateral branch and septal branch in this area will not only damage inflow of parasympathetic nerve, but also decrease acetylcholine released from nasal cavity, thereby alleviating symptoms. Meanwhile, anterior ethmoidal nerve is also a sensory nerve of supra-anterior portion of nasal cavity; the sensory function will be weakened after laser cauterization.
Laser cautery will decrease sensitivity of external nose to adverse chemical or physical stimuli. The effect of CO2 laser irradiation is as follows:
and The excitability of anterior ethmoidal nerve is decreased, and thereby vascular permeability and nasal secretion are also decreased.
and Some of sensory nerves have been cut, the sensory-parasympathetic nerve reflex is weakened, and at the meantime release of vascular-origin intestinal peptide as well as substance P is also decreased.
and Scar formation of nasal mucosa will prevent hypersensitivity.
How much it Cost in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum?
Rs 10,000 (approx)
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