Infected concha bullosa

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

Presentation

25 Y/O male with recurrent sinusitis

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Sinusitis with right side infected concha bullosa.

Modality: Annotated image

Sinusitis with right side infected concha bullosa.

Case Discussion

The ethmoid air cells may pneumatize the middle  turbinate;   this condition is known as concha bullosa. The air space within the turbinate is susceptible to the same pathologies as other sinuses, and may thus become infected, obstructed (mucocoele), or be the site of malignancy.

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Case Information

rID: 20619
Case created: 30th Nov 2012
Last edited: 9th Feb 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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