Turbinate

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
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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.

Partial middle turbinectomy by nasotracheal intubation

May 31, 2006     Shalini Patiar, MRCS; Eu Chin Ho, MRCS; Rory C.D. Herdman, FRCS
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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.

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

Rhinolithiasis

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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