Solitary polyps of the uncinate process

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Cagici C. A. , Ozer C., Yilmaz I., Bolat F. A. , Cakmak O.

ENT-EAR NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL, vol.86, no.2, pp.94-96, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/014556130708600212
  • Title of Journal : ENT-EAR NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-96


Cases of a solitary polyp of the nasal cavity are much less common than cases of massive polyposis. The most important factor in the formation of solitary polyps is the anatomic variations that result in mucosal contacts. We report the case of a patient who had bilateral solitary polyps of the uncinate process. Radiologic and clinical examinations revealed a medially bent uncinate process in the right nasal cavity and a bifid uncinate process in the left nasal cavity. These structures were the origins of the polyps.