Bilateral concha bullosa

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Headache and occasional nasal obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 30-35 years
Gender: Male

Pneumatization of bilateral middle turbinates in noted. No significant nasal septal deviation. No other significant abnormal findings in the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity.

Case Discussion

Concha bullosa refers to pneumatization of middle nasal turbinates. It can be unilateral or bilateral (as in this case)

Concha bullosa may be in incidental finding without any clinical significance (as in this case) while it can cause nasal septal deviation when unilateral.

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Case information

rID: 55387
Case created: 2nd Sep 2017
Last edited: 7th Sep 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

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