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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 342615, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/342615
Case Report

Triple-Divided Concha Bullosa: A New Anatomic Variation

Medeniyet University, Göztepe Education and Research Hospital, ENT Department, Eğitim Mah, Doktor Erkin Caddesi, Kadiköy, 34722 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 26 July 2013; Accepted 22 August 2013

Academic Editors: D. K. Chhetri and C. F. Hwang

Copyright © 2013 Turhan San et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In recent years, with the widespread use of imaging techniques such as paranasal sinus computed tomography (CT), many variations of nasal turbinates have been described. One of these variations known as concha bullosa (CB) is pneumatization of nasal turbinates. CB is the most frequently encountered anatomical variations of the middle turbinate. The term of septated concha bullosa has been described recently and it is an uncommon pneumatization anomaly of the middle turbinate. There has not been any study that correlates the number of septations and the presence of sinonasal pathologies. We hereby present a case of triple septated concha bullosa that has not been reported so far.