Concha bullosa sinusitis

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

Presentation

Left nasal cavity obstruction

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
CT

Abnormal fluid within aerated left middle concha. The finding suggests either middle concha sinusitis or mucocele.

Case Discussion

Middle concha is a bone process situated inferior and medial to the ethmoid air cells. When pneumatized, it is a called concha bullosa. Pneumatization may happen anteriorly and posteriorly. When anterior, it becomes more liable to mucocele. Pneumatized middle concha is liable to the same inflammatory disorders that affect the paranasal sinuses.

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Case information

rID: 52841
Published: 22nd Apr 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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