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The Journal of laryngology and otology 118 (2): 146-7 (2004)

Ball valve nasal obstruction following incomplete inferior turbinectomy.

M J R Magarey , S M Jayaraj , H A Saleh , A Sandison
ABSTRACT
An interesting case is presented of a 53-year-old male who was seen with a 10-year history of intermittent, unilateral nasal obstruction following a bilateral total inferior turbinectomy. A pedunculated mass was seen in the right posterior nasal space acting as a ball valve. This was removed and found to be residual turbinate tissue.
DOI: 10.1258/002221504772784621      ISSN: 0022-2151