turbinate bone


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbinate bone - any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebratesturbinate bone - any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
nasal concha - one of several turbinate bones in the nasal cavity
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
References in periodicals archive ?
Surgical options are electrocautery of inferior turbinates, [2] Submucosal Diathermy (SMD), [3] cryosurgical reduction, [4] Laser surgery, [5] radiofrequency tissue ablation, [6,7] partial inferior turbinectomy (PIT), [8] Inferior Turbinate Bone Resection (ITBR), [9] etc.
However it lacks the precision and causes recurrent nasal obstruction as the turbinate bone remains intact.
Under endoscopic control, a CelonProBreath application device (Olympus; Tokyo) was introduced submucosally without touching the inferior turbinate bone until the posterior end of the turbinate was reached.
These include autogenous cartilage (septum, rib, auricular), bone (rib, iliac, cranial, mastoid) and fascia, turbinate bone, homograft (cartilage, bone, temporalis fascia, acellular dermis) heterologous and synthetic (Gore-tex, Medpore, silastic, proplast, polyamide mesh, Supramid, Mersilene,Vicryl).
A mucosal flap is elevated and part of the turbinate bone and parenchyma is resected as required.