Pyocele of the middle turbinate: a case report

Y. Hertzanu, D. B. Mendelsohn, N. Scott

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Pneumatization of the middle turbinate bone is a result of migration of ethmoid air cells. The accumulation of mucus when the ostium is blocked results in the formation of a mucocele or, if superadded infection is present, a pyocele (empyema).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-338
Number of pages2
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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