Middle nasal concha

The middle nasal concha is one of the conchae in the nose. It consists of the medial surface of the labyrinth of ethmoid which is a thin lamella that descends from the under surface of the cribriform plate, and ends in a free, convoluted margin.

It is rough, and marked above by numerous grooves, directed nearly vertically downward from the cribriform plate; they lodge branches of the olfactory nerves, which are distributed to the mucous membrane covering the superior nasal concha.

Variants

Head and neck anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 4777
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Middle concha
  • Middle turbinate
  • Middle nasal turbinate

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