Septal turbinates: An entity with physiological importance

Mawaddah Azman, Balwant Singh Gendeh

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Abstract

Septal turbinate refers to a widened region of the septum located superior to the inferior turbinates and anterior to the middle turbinates. Although a common anatomical variant, its significance is not well reported. We report a 56-year-old Malay man who presented with a three year history of chronic nasal obstruction secondary to septal turbinate and type II deviated nasal septum. His nasal symptoms improved dramatically following commencement of intranasal steroids. He remained free of symptoms during seven years of follow up. The physiologic implication and management of septal turbinates is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-172
Number of pages5
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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Turbinates
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Keywords

  • Nasal mucosa
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal septum
  • Turbinates

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Septal turbinates : An entity with physiological importance. / Azman, Mawaddah; Gendeh, Balwant Singh.

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Azman, Mawaddah ; Gendeh, Balwant Singh. / Septal turbinates : An entity with physiological importance. In: Brunei International Medical Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 168-172.
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