Superior nasal concha

The superior nasal concha or turbinate is one of the conchae in the nose and is part of the labyrinth of the ethmoid bone, arising as a bony projection from its posterior surface.

The air passage between the superior nasal concha and the lateral nasal wall is known as the superior meatus.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 4779
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Superior nasal turbinate
  • Superior turbinate
  • Superior concha

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: lateral wall of the nasal cavity (illustration)
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  • Figure 2: normal ostiomeatal complex diagram
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