Pocket Atlas of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses :: THE LATERAL NASAL WALL :: 101_G
 THE LATERAL NASAL WALL  
PARADOXICALLY BENT MIDDLE TURBINATE (LEFT)

PARADOXICALLY BENT MIDDLE TURBINATE (LEFT)

Description : A normal middle turbinate curves away from the lateral nasal wall, i.e. the concavity if the middle turbinate is directed laterally. This results in a wide middle meatus. The concavity of a paradoxically bent middle turbinate is directed medially, with the convexity of the middle turbinate curving into the lateral nasal wall, thereby narrowing the middle meatus.

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