Supreme nasal concha

The supreme nasal concha or turbinate is one of the conchae in the nose and is a bony projection, arising from the medial surface of the labyrinth of the ethmoid above the superior nasal concha. Its presence is variable and has been reported in up to 52% of subjects 1.

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

Anatomy: Head and neck
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rID: 59452
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Supreme nasal turbinate
  • Highest nasal concha
  • Higher nasal turbinate
  • Supreme turbinate
  • Highest turbinate
  • Santorini's concha
  • Supreme concha

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