Case Report
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World J Otorhinolaryngol. Apr 27, 2019; 8(1): 4-11
Published online Apr 27, 2019. doi: 10.5319/wjo.v8.i1.4
Effect of intranasal stents (AlaxoLito, AlaxoLito Plus and AlaxoLito Xtreme) on the nasal airway: A case report
Henry Zhang, Bhik Kotecha
Henry Zhang, Bhik Kotecha, Otolaryngology, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London WC1X 8DA, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Zhang H and Kotecha B designed, investigated and wrote the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Henry Zhang, MBBS, Doctor, Otolaryngology, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, 330 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8DA, United Kingdom.
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Received: September 30, 2018
Peer-review started: October 2, 2018
First decision: December 5, 2018
Revised: March 4, 2019
Accepted: March 24, 2019
Article in press: March 25, 2019
Published online: April 27, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Intranasal stents have a number of applications in the clinical setting, but no current study existed to determine objective measurements. This case shows objective data on rhinomanometry and imaging measurements, to determine long term effects of three types of intranasal stents on the nasal airway.