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Subdural empyema complicating a concha bullosa pyocele.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12242141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concha bullosa is the most common anatomic variant of the middle turbinate and remains usually asymptomatic. We report a case of concha bullosa pyocele with a subdural empyema in a 11-year-old girl presenting with a subcutaneous tumefaction without neurologic deficit. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a subdural empyema communicating with subcutaneous effusion and the presence of a concha bullosa pyocele being responsible for the obstruction of ostiomeatal complex leading to frontal sinusitis. Resection of the middle turbinate with a middle meatotomy and a frontal skin incision combined with an adequate antibiotic treatment allowed this child to recover within 6 weeks.
Rémi Marianowski; Marcello Farragi; Michel Zerah; Francis Brunelle; Yves Manach
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-20     Completed Date:  2002-11-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Empyema, Subdural / complications*
Frontal Sinusitis / etiology
Mucocele / diagnosis*
Nasal Obstruction / complications
Paranasal Sinus Diseases / complications*
Turbinates* / surgery

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