Can you explain what a turbinectomy is?

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Can you explain what a turbinectomy is?

Answer:
The nasal turbinates are structures within the nasal cavity that help to heat and humidify air as it passes through the nose. Sometimes these structures are abnormally enlarged or shaped and can cause nasal obstruction. A turbinectomy is a procedure in which a portion of the turbinates is removed to improve breathing through the nose.

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