E-ISSN 2636-8072
Original Article
Frequency of Sinonasal Anatomic Variations Without Mucosal Disease
1 Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Clinic of Radiology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2018; 1: 5-8
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2018.57588
Abstract

 

Objective: To investigate the importance of sinonasal anatomic variations in the etiology of sinusitis by observing the frequency using a paranasal sinus computed tomography (CT) scan.

 

Material and Methods: The CT scans of patients who were admitted to our clinic with a complaint of nasal obstruction between November 2013 and February 2016 and underwent paranasal sinus CT scan were examined. In total, 118 patients without sinonasal mucosal disease were included in the study. The frequency of anatomic variations were assessed by examining the paranasal sinus CT.

 

Results: The anatomical variations of patients without sinonasal mucosal disease determined by CT scan on the coronal and axial planes were agger nasi cells (54.2%), concha bullosa (46.6%), accessory ostium (28.8%), Haller cells (19.4%), paradoxical middle turbinate (19.4%), and uncinate process pneumatization (7.6%).

 

Conclusion: We found that the frequency of anatomic variations without sinonasal mucosal disease was similar to the rates of sinusitis with mucosal disease in literature. We conclude that anatomical variations alone contribute to the pathophysiology of the disease in the presence of associated factors rather than causing sinusitis.

 

Cite this article as: Karakurt SE, Hatipoğlu Çetin HG, Yurtsever Kum N, Çetin MA, İkincioğulları A, Dere H. Frequency of Sinonasal Anatomic Variations Without Mucosal Disease. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2018; 1: 5-8

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