Polyp in concha bullosa: a case report and review of the literature.


Head Face Med. 2006 May 8;2:11.
Polyp in concha bullosa: a case report and review of the literature.
Erkan AN, Canbolat T, Ozer C, Yilmaz I, Ozluoglu LN.
Source
Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ankara, Turkey. alpernabierkan@yahoo.com
Abstract
Polyp originating within a concha bullosa is uncommon; we report only the third such case in the English literature. A 45-year-old man presented with nasal obstruction and headache. Examination of the nose revealed right septal deviation and a hypertrophic left middle concha. Computed tomography confirmed right septal deviation and identified left concha bullosa with thickening of the mucosa covering this lesion. The lateral lamella of the affected turbinate was removed and a mass was excised. Histopathologic examination of the excised mass revealed polypoid hyperplasia. The rare finding of polyp in concha bullosa is discussed with a review of the literature. In any case of concha bullosa, computed tomography images should be carefully evaluated before surgery to check for other pathologies that might have arisen within the lesion.

PMID: 16681852 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID: PMC1471777 Free PMC Article