Nasal septum and turbinates: Anatomy and function

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The nasal septum divides the nasal cavity in the midline sagittal plane from the nostrils to the choana. The lateral nasal wall has the inferior, middle, superior, and supreme turbinates. In this chapter we will discuss the embryology, anatomy, physiology and pathology of the nasal septum and the turbinates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric and Adult SinoNasal Disorders
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781634822404, 9781634822220
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Ruiz, J. (2015). Nasal septum and turbinates: Anatomy and function. In Pediatric and Adult SinoNasal Disorders (pp. 27-48). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..