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turbinate

 [ter´bĭ-nāt]
1. shaped like a top; called also turbinal.
2. a nasal concha.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tur·bi·nate

(tŭr'bi-nāt),
A bone shaped like a child's toy top, especially referring to turbinated bones. See: inferior nasal concha, middle nasal concha, superior nasal concha, supreme nasal concha.
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turbinate

(tûr′bə-nĭt, -nāt′)
adj. also turbinated (-nā′tĭd)
1. Shaped like a top.
2. Anatomy Of, relating to, or designating a small curved bone that extends horizontally along the lateral wall of the nasal passage in mammals and birds.
n. (-nāt′)
Anatomy A turbinate bone.
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tur·bi·nate

(tŭr'bi-nāt)
1. Shaped like a top.
[L. turbinatus, shaped like a top]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

turbinate

(of plant parts) shaped like an inverted cone.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Turbinate

Ridge-shaped cartilage or soft bony tissue inside the nose.
Mentioned in: Nasal Packing
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The pathophysiology of LCH is unknown, but it is associated with trauma, pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, and several cases have been reported as a result of excessive bipolar cautery used in inferior turbinate surgery.
Several factors contribute to lateralization of the middle turbinate withorwithoutsynechiaformation:(l) trauma to the lateral mucosal surface of the middle turbinate, (2) resection of the horizontal portion of the basal lamella, (3) improper manipulation of the middle turbinate resulting in a floppy turbinate, (4) severe polyposis surrounding the middle turbinate, (5) postoperative swelling, (6) inadequate postoperative debridement, and (7) improper packing of the nasal airway after surgery.
All adults (>15 years of age) complaining of nasal obstruction and with deviated nasal septum, nasal polyposis and turbinate hypertrophy were included in the study.
It was a time bound study and based on the statistics of previous year (2016) the number of turbinate surgeries done was approximately 50 cases.
Rigid nasal endoscopy showed a single polypoid mass with a long pedicle protruding from above the left middle turbinate and extending posteriorly toward the choana [Figure 1].
Various other complications reported in the literature include sinusitis due to obstruction to sinus drainage, transient bacteremia, endotracheal tube (ETT) obstruction, dislodgement of adenoids from mechanical trauma, turbinate avulsion, retropharyngeal perforation, mucosal laceration, cribriform plate fracture, olfactory nerve injury and perforation of pyriform fossa.
CT scanning revealed an image of extensive soft tissue in the left nasal cavity and unclear borders with the inferior turbinate, raising suspicion of a mass lesion, for which contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed.
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