concha bullosa


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con·cha bul·lo·sa

abnormal pneumatization of the middle turbinate that may interfere with normal ventilation of sinus ostia and can result in recurrent sinusitis.

concha bullosa

A distention of the turbinate bone due to cyst formation.
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An unusual medial ostium of a concha bullosa of the middle turbinate.
Pneumatization of the inferior turbinate, or concha bullosa of the inferior turbinate, is clinically significant when it causes persistent nasal airway obstruction.
1) Although it usually remains asymptomatic, a large concha bullosa can occasionally compromise drainage of the sinuses.
A lamellar concha bullosa involves the vertical lamella of the concha.
Each concha bullosa was entered anteriorly with a microdebrider (figure, C).
A concha bullosa of the middle turbinate is a relatively common anatomic finding.
2%) had a concha bullosa smaller than 5 mm in its greatest mediolateral dimension, and 9 patients (27.
The concha bullosa was entered anteriorly, revealing an anterior compartment (figure, C) that extended inferiorly below a posterior and superior compartment (figure, D).
A concha bullosa is a condition in which a middle turbinate has become pneumatized (occasionally, inferior and superior turbinates also become pneumatized).
Computed tomography (CT) of the sinuses at this 6-year-postoperative visit showed mucosal thickening of the right maxillary sinus and concha bullosa of the right middle turbinate (figure, C).
Clinical examination revealed the presence of a concha bullosa of the right middle turbinate (figure, A).
Pneumatization of the middle turbinate, known as a concha bullosa, is a common anatomic variant.