Nasal, Septal, and Turbinate Anatomy and Embryology

David Neskey, Jean Anderson Eloy, Roy R. Casiano

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This article discusses the development and anatomy of the nasal septum and structures of the lateral nasal wall. Emphasis is placed on anatomic variations associated with surgically correctable nasal obstruction. Common variations, such as deviated nasal septum, inferior turbinate hypertrophy, paradoxic middle turbinate, and concha bullosa, are discussed. Rare developmental causes of nasal obstruction are briefly outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-205
Number of pages13
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009


  • Nasal anatomy
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasoseptal anatomy
  • Nasoseptal embryology
  • Septal anatomy
  • Turbinate anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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