supreme turbinate

supreme turbinate

A small, rudimentary fourth lateral turbinate, which is found in only about 30% of the population.
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Most nasal passages have three turbinates: inferior, middle, and superior; when a fourth is present, it is located above the superior turbinate, and it is called the supreme turbinate.
1) If a supreme turbinate is present, the ostium may be found in the supreme meatus.
Following complete removal of the polyps, the superior turbinate was well visualized; a supreme turbinate and supreme meatus were seen posterior to the superior turbinate (figure, C).
In some cases, a supreme turbinate is also present.