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Subjective and objective parameters in the evaluation of radiofrequency ablation of the inferior turbinate do not correlate: A pilot study

August 21, 2016  |  Peter Valentin Tomazic, MD; Claus Gerstenberger, MSc; Bettina Rant, MD; Ulrike Nemetz, MD; Christiana Brezjak-Kahlert, MD; Axel Wolf, MD; Kurt Freudenschuss, MD; Gerald Wolf, MD


Inferior turbinate hypertrophy is a common cause of nasal obstruction. We conducted a prospective study to correlate subjective and objective parameters in assessing the effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Our initial study population was made up of 10 patients who...

The inferior turbinate, an unusual site for a choanal polyp: Two case reports and a review of the literature

July 18, 2016  |  Maya Adhami, MD; Andre Coste, MD; Virginie Escabasse, MD; Frederique Chalumeau, MD


Choanal polyps are unilateral sinonasal lesions that are classified according to their site of origin. The aim of this report is to highlight an unusual form of choanal polyp and to present a thorough literature review. To the best of our knowledge, only 6 cases of a choanal...

Sinonasal glomangiopericytoma: Is anything new?

February 24, 2016  |  Panagiotis Asimakopoulos, MSc, MRCS; Mohammed Iqbal Syed, MD, MRCS; Timothy Andrews, MD, FRCPath; Sheeba Syed, MD, FRCPath; Alun Williams, MD, FRCS


More than 100 cases of sinonasal hemangiopericytoma have been reported in the literature, but only a handful of cases of nasal glomangiopericytoma. In this article, we report a case of a nasal glomangiopericytoma that was treated with endonasal surgical excision. We also...

Pneumatization of all three nasal turbinates

January 22, 2016  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Clinically, it is difficult to distinguish pneumatization of the inferior turbinate from hypertrophy of the inferior turbinate without a CT scan.

Inferior turbinate augmentation with auricular cartilage for the treatment of empty nose syndrome

October 31, 2015  |  Angela A. Chang, MD; Deborah Watson, MD


Empty nose syndrome (ENS) is a potential complication of excessive resection of turbinate tissue. Patients with ENS complain of nasal obstruction despite a widely patent nasal cavity. Various implants, including autologous bone and biomaterials, have been used to reduce the...

Conidiobolus coronatus granuloma of the right inferior turbinate: A rare presentation

April 28, 2015  |  Saurabh Varshney, MBBS, MS; Pratima Gupta, MBBS, MD; Sampan Singh Bist, MBBS, MS; Sanjeev Bhagat, MBBS, MS


Fungal infections are common in tropical countries such as India. Very few clinical cases caused by the Entomophthorales Zygomycetes have been reported. Rhinofacial infection is a rare form of zygomycosis in humans, and only limited information regarding optimal treatment is...

Endoscopic view of an ostium in a concha bullosa of the superior turbinate

October 18, 2014  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS

A specific outflow tract or ostium of the superior turbinate, as was seen in this case, has been infrequently described or imaged.

Nasal vestibule schwannoma: Report of a rare case

June 9, 2014  |  Ismail Fadzilah, MSurg(ORL-HNS); Husain Salina, MSurg(ORL-HNS); Baharudin Khairuzzana, MSurg(ORL-HNS); Omar Rahmat, MSurg(ORL-HNS); SHA Primuharsa Putra, MSurg(ORL-HNS)


Schwannomas of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are quite rare, especially in the nasal vestibule. We report the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with a 2-month history of progressively worsening right-sided epistaxis and nasal blockage. Rigid nasoendoscopy...

Endoscopic view of a concha bullosa of the inferior nasal turbinate

May 8, 2014  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Pneumatization of the inferior turbinate, or concha bullosa of the inferior turbinate, is clinically significant when it causes persistent nasal airway obstruction.

Concha bullosa mucocele and mucopyocele: A series of 4 cases

January 21, 2014  |  Khalid H. Al-Sebeih, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Mohd H. Bu-Abbas, MD


Concha bullosa is an aerated turbinate in the nose. It is a common anatomic variant that can develop a mucocele if obstructed, which can further progress to become a mucopyocele if infected. A mucopyocele can expand and cause destruction of neighboring tissues. A review of the...

Endoscopic view of a biodegradable middle meatal spacer

January 21, 2014  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Middle meatal spacers have included simple packing of the middle meatus for several days in the postoperative period, as well as insertion of various preformed splints.

Nasal actinomycosis mimicking a foreign body

July 22, 2013  |  Dimitrios Batzakakis, MD; Petros D. Karkos, AFRCS, MPhil, PhD; Sotirios Papouliakos, MD; Samuel C. Leong, MRCS, DO-HNS; Ioannis Bardanis, MD


Nasal actinomycosis is a rare disease. We present a case of nasal actinomycosis causing symptoms similar to those of a nasal foreign body. A 34-year-old woman presented with a long history of halitosis and unilateral offensive, purulent rhinorrhea. Rigid nasendoscopy showed a...


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