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Mucocele of Middle Turbinate an Interesting Case Report and Literature Review

Mucocele of Middle Turbinate an Interesting Case Report and Literature Review

This is a open journal article describing an interesting case report of mucocele involving middle turbinate of nose.  Mucocele is defined as a cyst without epithelial lining. This is actually a pathological definition. Ironically mucoceles involving paranasal sinuses do have a mucosal lining and hence are considered to be true mucous retention cysts caused due to obstruction to the normal drainage of glandular secretions [3]. Concha bullosa is caused by anterior ethmoidal air cell migration into the middle turbinate. When present this large air cell drains into the frontal recess area commonly. Bolger in his classic treatise divided concha bullosa into three groups :
1. Lamellar type
2. Bulbous type
3. Extensive concha bullosa

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