A Rare Cause of Unilateral Chronic Nasal Obstruction: Fibrous Dysplasia of the Middle Turbinate


HAYTOGLU S., EKICI N., SÜRMELİOĞLU Ö. , TUHANIOGLU B., ARIKAN O. K.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.40, ss.106-111, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.106-111

Özet

Fibrous dysplasia is a nonneoplastic fibro-osseous lesion characterized by fibroblastic proliferation and progressive replacement of normal bone with fibrotic tissue and disorganised bony trabeculae. Fibrous dysplasia infrequently occurs in the sinonasal tract. Location in the middle turbinate is extremely rare. It is usually asymptomatic but, in the advanced stage, nasal obstruction due to extension of disease and pain due to neural compression, or pathological fractures may occur. It is usually secondary to extension of disease from adjacent bones. In this case report we presented a 54 year old woman with unilateral chronic nasal obstruction