Issue N# 5 - 2010
Pneumatization (concha bullosa) of the inferior turbinate: case report and literature review
Authors : Kharoubi S. (Annaba)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2010;131,4:321-324.
Article published in french
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Objective: We report a case of concha bullosa of the inferior turbinate. Material and method: A 58 year-old man, consulted for a per annual bilateral nasal obstruction with normal endoscopic examination. Result: The CT scan (sagittal and axial sections) of the face had shown a concha bullosa of the inferior turbinate. Conclusion: The concha bullosa of inferior turbinate is uncommon entity and may be to reconnize after chronic nasal or sinusal dysfonction. The concha bullosa can be united or bilateral, isolated or combined with other turbinates anomalies. This unusual pathology deserves to be reported. We found 25 cases published in the literature. A discussion around this entity is made after reporting this observation.
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