Paradoxical middle turbinate

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta


Recurrent nasal blockage

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Note the outwards curvature of the right middle turbinate compared to a normal turbinate on left.

This finding needs mention in our reports as a paradoxical turbinate can narrow the ethmoid infundibulum and also cause lateral deviation of the uncinate proces

Case Discussion

The detection of a single anatomical variant itself does not establish the genesis of chronic rhinosinusitis except for paradoxical middle turbinate and infraorbital ethmoid cells
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Case information

rID: 17399
Published: 10th Apr 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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