Bilateral Nasal Polyps Originating From Olfactory Cleft
Gurkan Kayabasoglu 1, Kadir Cagdas Kazıkdas 2 *
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1 Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Canakkale 18 March University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Canakkale, Turkey
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Abstract

Nasal polyps generally have similar symptom, they generally originate from ethmoid infundibulum, mucosal contact areas of the uncinate process and middle turbinate. However nasal polyps rarely arise from different and unexpected locations in the nasal cavity such as septum, cribriform plate and olfactory cleft. In this article, we report 63 years old men, had a history of nasal obstruction and loss of smell for six years, diagnosed with bilaterally olfactory cleft originated nasal polyps, which is a very rare site of origin.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.15197/ejgm.01436

Eur J Gen Med, 2015 - Volume 12 Issue 3, pp. 271-272

Publication date: 15 Jul 2015

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