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Unilateral agenesis of middle nasal turbinate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19930751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We present the first report of agenesis of the middle nasal turbinate. METHOD: We present a case report and briefly discuss the world literature. RESULTS: A 57-year-old man presenting with sinonasal symptoms was evaluated clinically and radiologically. Agenesis of the patient's left middle turbinate was detected. Coronal computed tomography images showed a septal spur replacing the absent left middle turbinate. CONCLUSION: The lateral nasal wall has complex anatomy, and several anatomical variations have been reported. The most common anatomical variation of the middle nasal turbinate is concha bullosa. Unilateral agenesis of the middle nasal turbinate has not previously been reported; the presented patient represents the first reported case.
U Aydil; T Oz?elik
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Bayindir Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Sinusitis / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Turbinates / abnormalities*,  radiography

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