Partial middle turbinectomy by nasotracheal intubation

May 31, 2006     Shalini Patiar, MRCS; Eu Chin Ho, MRCS; Rory C.D. Herdman, FRCS
Partial middle turbinate avulsion is a rare complication of nasotracheal intubation. Patients usually experience a brisk hemorrhage at the time of injury. Postoperatively, some patients develop a unilateral nasal obstruction, while others are asymptomatic. We present an unusual case in which a patient became symptomatic many years after the incident. We hope to raise awareness that a traumatic disruption of the turbinates secondary to nasotracheal intubation might lead to the development of an abnormal nasopharyngeal mass.

Inferior turbinate schwannoma: Report of a case

May 31, 2006     Riad Khnifies, MD; Milo Fradis, MD; Alexander Brodsky, MD; Jacob Bajar, MD; Michal Luntz, MD
Schwannomas of the nasal cavity are extremely rare. We evaluated a 42-year-old woman who presented with a 4-year history of slowly progressive nasal obstruction. The cause of the obstruction was identified as a schwannoma in the left inferior turbinate. The tumor was completely excised, and no sign of recurrence was evident at the 1-year follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the third case of a schwannoma originating in the inferior nasal turbinate that has been reported in the English-language literature. We review the clinical and pathologic features of this case.

Endoscopic view of 'mulberry hypertrophy' of the inferior turbinates

September 30, 2005     Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD

Asymmetry of the middle turbinates and ethmoid sinuses

July 31, 2005     Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Septal perforation caused by nasal magnetic foreign bodies

April 30, 2005     David A. Lehman, MD; Soham Roy, MD


July 31, 2004     Vivek Kaushik, MRCS (Ed), DLO; Rajiv K. Bhalla, BSc (Hons), MRCS (Eng); Avinash Pahade, FRCS, FRCS (ORL'HNS)
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