Pocket Atlas of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses :: RHINITIS :: 62_G
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POST LARYNGECTOMY NASAL CAVITY (RIGHT)

POST LARYNGECTOMY NASAL CAVITY (RIGHT)

Description : Following a laryngectomy, there is no longer any flow of air through the nasal cavity, and the mucosa atrophies and develops a pale purple discoloration. Note the characteristic shrunken appearance of the inferior turbinate in this patient's right nasal cavity.

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