What causes concha bullosa?
What causes concha bullosa?
Concha bullosa happens when one of the conchae, or turbinates, inside your nose becomes filled with a pocket of air. This is also known as pneumatization of the turbinate. There are three pairs of conchae in your nose on either side of the septum. Your septum is the structure that divides your nose in half.
How do you cure concha bullosa?
Treatments. Most of the time, concha bullosa symptoms are not severe enough to require treatment. However, if treatment is necessary, surgery is the only option to eliminate the air pocket. The three surgical methods include crushing, resection, and turbinoplasty.
Does concha bullosa require surgery?
The definitive treatment of concha bullosa is surgical. Although asymptomatic concha bullosa does not require treatment, concha bullosa cases that cause obstruction of the ostiomeatal complex and disease in the paranasal sinuses and those that cause only airway obstruction are treated by performing ESS.
Is concha bullosa surgery safe?
We conclude from our study that endoscopic turbinoplasty is safe and effective procedure for concha bullosa. It preserves middle turbinate anatomically and physiologically and treats the concha with negligible complications.
Is concha bullosa normal?
It is a normal anatomic variant seen in up to half the population. Occasionally, a large concha bullosa may cause it to bulge sufficiently to obstruct the opening of an adjacent sinus, possibly leading to recurrent sinusitis.
Can concha bullosa come back?
A concha bullosa is considered a surgical disease. Once the bone has pneumatized, and a bony air pocket is formed, there is no medical therapy that can reverse the process.
Can concha bullosa cause tinnitus?
Concha bullosa was significantly more frequent in study patients with positive history of tinnitus (10 cases; 10%) than in controls (0.0%), (P=0.002).
What is the meaning of concha bullosa?
A concha bullosa is a pneumatized (air-filled) cavity within a nasal concha, also known as a turbinate. Bullosa refers to the air-filled cavity within the turbinate. It is a normal anatomic variant seen in up to half the population.
Is concha bullosa congenital?
Concha bullosa (middle turbinate pneumatization) is a congenital variant. It can be unilateral or bilateral. If unilateral can be associated with nasal septal deviation as in this case.
What is concha bullosa in nose?
What does Concha mean in English?
(Entry 1 of 2) 1a : the plain semidome of an apse. b : apse. 2 : something shaped like a shell especially : the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear.
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