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Inferior turbinate osteoma: Case report

May 1, 2010  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


Osteomas of the turbinates are extremely rare. In this report, a case of inferior turbinate osteoma in a 24-year-old woman is described. The patient presented with a 6-month history of unilateral nasal obstruction. Computed tomography showed a bony dense mass in the anterior...

Endoscopic view of ossification of the middle turbinate and ethmoid sinus

April 1, 2010  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Endoscopic view of the basal lamella of the middle turbinate

March 1, 2010  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Endoscopic view of a trans-middle turbinate ethmoidectomy

June 1, 2009  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Bilateral transversely clefted middle turbinates

April 1, 2009  |  Laura M. Dooley, MD and C.W. David Chang, MD

Isolated extramedullary plasmacytoma of the middle turbinate

February 1, 2009  |  Tengku A. Shahrizal, MS, Narayanan Prepageran, FRCS, Omar Rahmat, MS, Kein-Seong Mun, MPath, and Lai-Meng Looi, FRCPath


Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare plasma cell proliferative disorder with a predilection for the head and neck region. Occasionally, it presents as a solitary lesion in the nasal cavity. We report a case of an isolated lesion in the middle turbinate of the right nasal...

Suture medialization of the middle turbinates during endoscopic sinus surgery

December 1, 2008  |  Kim M. Hewitt, MD and Richard R. Orlandi, MD


Adhesion of the middle turbinate to the lateral nasal wall is a common complication of endoscopic sinus surgery. The potential sequela of middle turbinate lateralization is obstruction of the middle meatus and the maxillary, ethmoid, or frontal sinuses, which can result in...

Superior turbinate pneumatization in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis: Prevalence on paranasal sinus CT

September 26, 2008  |  Seth J. Kanowitz, MD, Annette O. Nusbaum, MD, Joseph B. Jacobs, MD, and Richard A. Lebowitz, MD


With the availability of high-resolution computed tomography (CT), a great deal of attention has been paid to the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses. But while investigators have focused on the osteomeatal complex and its relation to chronic rhinosinusitis, there has been little...

Cavernous hemangioma of the middle turbinate: A case report

July 1, 2008  |  Fatma Çaylakli, MD, Alper Can Çağici, MD, Cem Hürcan, MD, Nebil Bal, MD, Osman Kizilkiliç, MD, and Fikret Kiroglu, MD


Most cavernous hemangiomas present at birth or soon after. Cavernous hemangiomas of the nasal cavity, which are rare, usually do not present until adulthood; their incidence peaks in the fourth decade of life. Most affected patients experience epistaxis or hemoptysis and an...

Office CO2 laser turbinoplasty

July 1, 2008  |  Gordon J. Siegel, MD, Kristin A. Seiberling, MD, Kenneth G. Haines, MD, Kenneth G. Haines, MD, and Allison S. Aguado, MD


We conducted a prospective study of office carbon dioxide (CO2) laser turbinoplasty as a treatment for symptoms related to turbinate dysfunction in 58 patients. All patients completed surveys before and 1 month after treatment, and 23 patients completed longer-term...

Endoscopic view of a septated concha bullosa

February 1, 2008  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Dewey A. Christmas, MD

Unilateral inferior turbinate agenesis: A case report

January 1, 2008  |  Fatma Çaylakli, MD, Ismail Yilmaz, MD, Cem Hürcan, MD, Cem Özer, MD, and Levent Özlüoĝlu, MD


Many common anatomic variations in the nasal cavity have been observed, including paradoxical turbinates and pneumatization of the inferior, middle, and superior turbinates. We describe a case of a rare anomaly—unilateral inferior turbinate agenesis—in a 65-year-old man who had...


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