Is There any Relationship Between Nasal Septal Deviation and Concha Bullosa
Bahar Keleş 1 * , Kayhan Öztürk 1, Deniz Ünaldı 1, Hamdi Arbağ 1, Bedri Özer 1
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1 Selcuk University, Meram Medical Faculty, Department of Otolaryngology, Konya, Turkey
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Aim: To evulate relationship between nasal septal deviation and concha bullosa (CB) by using deviation angles and concha bullosa pneumatization index (CBPI). Method: Ninety patients with both nasal septal deviation and CB were evaluated by computerized tomography (CT) of paranasal sinus in coronal plane. Deviation angles and concha bullosa pneumatization index (CBPI) was calculated. Paranasal sinus pathologies were recorded on paranasal sinus CT. Result: Contralateral, ipsilateral and bilateral CB according to nasal septal deviation were found in 45 (50%), 16 (17.8%) and 29 (32.2%), respectively. Contralateral CB was significant higher than ipsilateral CB (p<0.05). CBPI and deviation angle in the patients with contralateral CB were significant higher than in the patients with ipsilateral CB (p<0.05). In contrast, there was not any association between ipsilateral sinus pathology and nasal septal deviation and CB (p>0.05). Conclusion: Results suggested that there was a significantly relationship between nasal septal deviation and contralateral CB.


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Article Type: Original Article

Eur J Gen Med, 2010 - Volume 7 Issue 4, pp. 359-364

Publication date: 12 Oct 2010

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