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Ann Med Res. 2014; 21(2): 145-147

A Rare Cause of Nasal Obstruction: Concha Bullosa of the Inferior Turbinate

Emrah Sapmaz1, Hilal Irmak Sapmaz2, Yüksel Toplu3, Ramazan Öçalan1, Işıl Çakmak Karaer1



Concha bullosa of the inferior turbinate is an extremely rare anatomic malformation. Inferior concha bullosa is the structure with air sacs on the inferior turbinate body and may be associated with maxillary sinus. Inferior concha bullosa is generally asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally by computed tomography. Its main clinical symptoms are nasal obstruction, headache, and postnasal drip. Several techniques have been suggested as treatment options. With this study, we intend to report the case of a 23 year old woman who has nasal obstruction, headache, and postnasal drip  was diagnosed with inferior, middle and superior concha bullosa and we have performed laterization through radiofrequency ablation on inferior turbinate and partial resection on the middle turbinate.

Key Words: Inferior Concha Bullosa; Nasal Congestion; Computed Tomography.

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