Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2014 Jul;57(7):481-483. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2014.57.7.481.

A Case of Fibrous Dysplasia Confined Bilateral Middle Turbinates

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. coolnose@wonkwang.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.

Abstract

Fibrous dysplasia, a rare bony disease, is characterized by substitution of normal bone with immature tissue embedded in a fibrous stroma. The localization of fibrous dysplasia only at the middle turbinate is an extremely rare event. The causes of fibrous dysplasia are still unknown. Recently, attention has been focused on a defect in the adenylate cyclase signal transduction system found in the pathological tissues. Nasal endoscopy shows turbinate enlargement that can be mistaken for a concha bullosa. We report a case of fibrous dysplasia confined in the bilateral middle turbinates.

Keyword

Fibrous dysplasia; Middle turbinate
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