Superior nasal concha

The superior nasal conchae or turbinates form one of the three pairs of conchae in the nose and represent part of the labyrinth of the ethmoid bone, arising as bony projections from its posterior surface.

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

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

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

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: lateral wall of the nasal cavity (illustration)
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  • Figure 2: nasal cavity (Gray's illustrations)
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  • Figure 3: normal ostiomeatal complex diagram
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