Concha bullosa: types and relationship with chronic sinusitis


  • Saarthak Wadhwa Department of ENT, BPS GMC, Sonepat, Haryana, India
  • Naveen Sharma Department of ENT, BPS GMC, Sonepat, Haryana, India
  • Uma Garg Department of ENT, BPS GMC, Sonepat, Haryana, India
  • Prishni Dutta Department of ENT, JNMC, Belagavi, Karnataka, India



Concha bullosa, Sinusitis, Computed tomography


Background: The study was conducted with the objective to study the incidence of various types of concha bullosa as detected on computed tomography and to assess the relation between types of concha bullosa and sinusitis.

Methods: Computed tomography of 70 patients who were having symptoms and signs of sinusitis and had concha bullosa were studied retrospectively. These scans were categorized into three types of concha: lamellar, bulbous and extensive type.  

Results: There was no significant relation between ostium blockage and presence of concha bullosa (p>0.05). Also there was no significant relation between sinus disease and presence of concha bullosa on same side (p>0.05).

Conclusions: There is no statistical significance of the type of concha bullosa with respect to sinusitis or ostio meatal complex blockage.

Author Biography

Saarthak Wadhwa, Department of ENT, BPS GMC, Sonepat, Haryana, India

Senior resident , dept of ENT , BPS GMC, SONEPAT


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