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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)

Abstract

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.

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.

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

Abstract

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...

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

Abstract

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...

Aneurysmal bone cyst in the middle turbinate: A case report

June 12, 2013  |  Gokce Simsek, MD; Cem Saka, MD; Didem N. Sonbay, MD; Istemihan Akin, MD; and Fulya Koybasioglu, MD

Abstract

Aneurysmal bone cyst is a benign and locally destructive bone lesion usually seen in the younger population. Its etiology is unknown. Its yearly incidence rate has been reported to be 0.14/100,000, comprising 1% of all bone tumors. It may develop primarily or arise from primary...

Giant osteoma of the middle turbinate: A case report

April 18, 2013  |  Samar Pal Singh Yadav, MS(ORL); Joginder Singh Gulia, MS(ORL); Anita Hooda, MDS(Prosthodontics); Ajoy Kumar Khaowas, MS

Abstract

Osteoma of the nose is a slowly developing benign tumor with a reported incidence of 0.6% of all the osteomas of the nose and paranasal sinuses. It is asymptomatic in initial stages and is usually diagnosed when it causes nasal obstruction. Osteoma arising from the middle...

Primary meningioma of the middle turbinate: A case report

October 4, 2012  |  Pradipta K. Parida, MS, DNB; Ramandeep Singh Virk, MS;

 

Abstract

Meningioma of the sinonasal tract is a rare entity. Meningioma of the nose and paranasal sinuses may occur in one of two ways: (1) by secondary extension of a primary tumor in...

Endoscopic view of compensatory hypertrophy of the middle turbinate

June 4, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Compensatory hypertrophy of the middle turbinate can occur when a patient's nasal septum is markedly deflected to one side, enlarging the airway and hence giving the middle turbinate an unusually large space in which to expand.

A concha bullosa mucopyocele manifesting as migraine headaches: A case report and literature review

May 1, 2012  |  Rabia Shihada, MD; Michal Luntz, MD

Abstract

A concha bullosa is a common anatomic variant that represents an aerated turbinate, usually the middle turbinate. It is usually asymptomatic. When extensively pneumatized, a large concha bullosa may cause significant problems, including headache, nasal obstruction, and blockage...

Arteriovenous hemangioma formation following radiofrequency ablation for inferior turbinate reduction

October 27, 2011  |  Senol Polat, MD, Hasan Murat Tanyeri, MD, and Selcuk Bilgi, MD

Abstract

Inferior turbinate reduction by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been recommended as an easy and safe option for the treatment of patients with inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Complications of this type of excision are generally acceptable. We describe a case of RFA turbinate...

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