Paradoxical middle turbinate
Recurrent nasal blockage
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Note the outwards curvature of the right middle turbinate compared to a normal turbinate on left.
This finding needs mention in our reports as a paradoxical turbinate can narrow the ethmoid infundibulum and also cause lateral deviation of the uncinate proces
Case DiscussionThe detection of a single anatomical variant itself does not establish the genesis of chronic rhinosinusitis except for paradoxical middle turbinate and infraorbital ethmoid cells
- Azila A, Irfan M, Rohaizan Y et-al. The prevalence of anatomical variations in osteomeatal unit in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Med. J. Malaysia. 2012;66 (3): 191-4. Pubmed citation