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Clinical Rhinology An International Journal


Introduction: Concha bullosa is the most common anatomic variation of osteomeatal complex region that is generally seen in the middle turbinate (MT).

Materials and methods: A 25-year-old male presented with headache and nasal obstruction. Computed tomography (CT) scan documented right paradoxical MT. The right MT also showed aerated concha bullosa with narrow right osteomeatal area. Routine preoperative laboratory tests were within normal limits.

Results: This case of concha bullosa in paradoxically bent MT was reported, described, and could be safely managed endoscopically. Patient was symptom free up to date without any complication, recurrence, or other pathology.

Conclusion: Computed tomography may easily identify such uncommon anatomic variations of the osteomeatal region. This directs the surgeon attention to these variations as a cause of headache and osteomeatal area obstruction.

Keywords: Concha bullosa, Middle turbinate, Osteomeatal area.

How to cite this article: El-Anwar MW, Ali AI. Concha Bullosa in Paradoxical Middle Turbinate: A New Variation. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2016;9(3):141-142.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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