J Rhinol.  2002 Nov;9(1, 2):66-68.

A Case of Endoscopic Surgical Treatment of the Middle Turbinate Headache Syndrome

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, Pochon Cha University, Sungnam, Korea. chollove@hanmail.net


Middle turbinate headache syndrome is rare, and the true incidence of headache from this cause is unknown. Pneumatization or hypertrophy of the middle turbinate can result in its contact with the septum or the lateral nasal wall and may give rise to headache in the periorbital region. It may occur in the absence of inflammatory sinus disease. Clinical history, nasal endoscopic examination, and coronal CT -scan should point to the diagnosis. Treatment is achieved by relieving the contact point by medical or surgical means. The authors experienced a case of middle turbinate headache syndrome, therefore we report this case with a review of literature.


Middle turbinate; Headache; Endoscopic surgical treatment
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