First report of lateral nasal wall pneumatization

  • Emre KöseEmail author
  • Özge Dönmez Tarakçı
Anatomic Variations


Pneumatization is defined as air-filled cavities inside bone tissue. It is an anatomic variation such asymptomatic radiolucent defects that can be unilateral and multilocular in healthy individuals. The skull contains numerous pneumatized regions including paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, zygomatic arch and temporal bone. 38-year-old female patient was referred to our clinic with a complaint of upper third molar pain. A radiolucent area was observed in left nasal region during panoramic radiograph examination. In cone beam computed tomography images, a pneumatization within mucosal thickening was diagnosed in left nasal wall. This case report describes anatomic and morphologic features of lateral nasal wall pneumatization with cone beam computed tomographic images.


Nasal wall pneumatization Cone beam computed tomography Nasal cavity 


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KE Project development, Manuscript writing. DTÖ Manuscript writing.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of DentistryAydın Adnan Menderes UniversityAydınTurkey

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