Nasoseptal variation in relation to sinusitis: A computerized tomographic evaluation

Abdul Latif Hamdan, Abdel Rahman Bizri, Mulham Jaber, Dima Hammoud, Tony Baino, Nabil Fuleihan

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Paraseptal structural abnormalities are common in patients with sinusitis. They may co-exist with radiographic changes suggestive of sinusitis. Their etiological role in patients with no history of sinus disease is still controversial. In this study, computerized tomographic scan of orbits of 89 cases with no history of sinusitis were reviewed between 1996 and 1998. The incidence of septal deviation, concha bullosa and paradoxical middle turbinates was looked at. Their correlation with sinusitis was analyzed using CM-square statistical method. Results showed that the presence of these anatomical abnormalities is not associated with an increased incidence of sinusitis as shown radiologically. We conclude that the presence of septal deviation or large middle turbine on routine rhinoscopy does not mandate further radiological evaluation of the sinuses in the absence of history of sinusitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-5
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Medical Libanais
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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