Evaluation of superior concha bullosa by computed tomography


İLA K. , YILMAZ N. , ÖNER S. , Basaran E., ÖNER Z.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, cilt.40, ss.841-846, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00276-018-2010-8
  • Dergi Adı: SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.841-846

Özet

Concha bullosa is generally regarded as pneumatisation of the middle turbinate in the nose. However, pneumatisation may also be seen in the superior and inferior turbinate. Computed tomography (CT) of paranasal sinuses is extremely helpful for the examination of this inaccessible area. Coronal CT sections of paranasal sinuses are particularly useful for surgical anatomy, as these images show nearly the same regions as the endoscopic examinations. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the presence, incidence and unilaterality-bilaterality of superior turbinate pneumatisation and concomitant nasal pathologies.