Unilateral Absence of Ethmoid Sinus and Nasal Turbinates: A Rare Case Report MD01-MD02
Dr. Vinod Felix,
Consultant, Department of ENT, SUT Pattom Hospital, Trivandrum-695004, Kerala, India.
A variety of anatomical variation of paranasal sinus and nasal turbinates exist, as its development is a complex and long standing process. Computerized Tomography (CT) of the paranasal sinuses is a very valuable tool in diagnosing these variations. Preoperatively defining the anatomical variations of the intranasal structures is essential in performing the safe functional endoscopic sinus surgery and to avoid unnecessary complications. Several degrees and combinations of aplasias and hypoplasias have been reported. We report a case of 37-year-old male who presented with bilateral nasal block and rhinorrhea and his CT paranasal sinuses showed gross septal spur in left side, absence of right middle, inferior and superior turbinates, absent right ethmoid air cells, aplastic right frontal sinus, left concha bullosa with bilateral maxillary sinusitis.