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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Concha bullosa has been implicated as a possible aetiological factor in the pathogenesis of recurrent or chronic rhinosinusitis.
This bone lesion filled the largest part of the concha bullosa cavity.
One study20 reported that 73% subjects with concha bullosa suffered from paranasal sinus inflammatory disease; but 78% subjects without concha bullosa also indicated some forms of inflammatory disease.
Anatomical variations Number % 95% Confidence Total = 360 Interval Pneumatized Agger 175 49% (44-54) nasi cells Concha bullosa 177 49 (44-54) Paradoxical bending of 45 13 (10-17) middle turbinate Infrabullar Cells 35 10 (7-13) Suprabullar Cells 47 13 (44-54) Asymmetry ethmoidal 115 32 (29-37) roof Asymmetry of 69 19 (5-23) ethmoid fovea Anterior ethmoidal 51 14.2 (11-18) artery canal (identified) Onodi Cells.
Concha bullosa is a result of pneumatisation of the osseous plate of middle turbinate.
At the time of surgery, the left concha bullosa was entered anteriorly (figure, B) and the lateral portion of the concha bullosa was resected.
Keywords: Anatomic variations, Para-nasal sinuses, Deviated nasal septum, Concha bullosa. (JPMA 63: 317; 2013).
Pneumatization of the nasal turbinates is a common anatomic variant that most frequently occurs as a concha bullosa of the middle turbinate.
Of 339 patients, the primary diagnosed diseases along with their co-existent conditions were 66 Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS), 54 maxillary sinusitis, 47 ethmoid sinusitis, 44 Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy (ITH), 35 maxillary sinus-mucosal hypertrophy, 28 frontal sinusitis, 20 ethmoidal polyp, 14 antrochoanal polyp, 12 nasal mass, 9 nasopharyngeal mass, 5 concha bullosa, 3 pansinusitis and 2 sphenoid sinusitis (Fig.