Journal of Rhinology 2013;20(2):139-141.
Published online November 30, 2013.
Primary Atrophic Rhinitis with Bilateral Turbinates Agenesis
Chul Chang, Won Kyoung Kong
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea.
In this paper, we report a case of bilateral inferior and middle turbinate agenesis, a rare anomaly. A 27-year-old woman presented with nasal obstruction, crust formation, anosmia, and foul odors. Anterior rhinoscopic examination revealed the absence of the middle and inferior turbinates on both sides. The patient had no history of nasal or sinus surgery. She denied over having expelled anything of significance from her nasal cavity. She had no history of infectious disease-including tuberculosis and syphilis, granuolomatous diseases, sarcoids, Wegener's disease, and radiation therapy. There have been few reports on bilateral turbinate agenesis.
Key Words: Agenesis;Turbinate;Rhinitis

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