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Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2013;6(3):531-535
Fibrous dysplasia of the inferior turbinate
Hyun Joo Park, Min-Sun Cho, Seung-Sin Lee
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Pathology, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul,
Received December 19, 2012; Accepted January 3, 2013; Epub February 15, 2013; Published March 1, 2013
Abstract: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign skeletal disorder in which abnormally overgrowing bony lesion replaces normal bone. FD can
affect one bone (monostotic form) or multiple bones (polyostotic form). The craniofacial bones are involved in about 10% of subjects with
monostotic FD. However, its occurrence in the sinonasal tract is very rare. We report a case of monostotic FD developed only in the inferior
turbinate in a 29-year-old woman. To the best of our knowledge, it is the second report of monostotic FD involving the inferior turbinate in the
medical literature. We, therefore, report this rare case with a review of literature. (IJCEP1212033).
Keywords: Fibrous dysplasia, monostotic, inferior turbinate
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