BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-224417
  • Rare disease

10-year-old with concha bullosa pyogenic mucocele

  1. Jesper Bille1
  1. 1Department of Ear Nose and Throat, University Hospital Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
  2. 2Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jesper Bille, doctor.bille{at}
  • Accepted 29 April 2018
  • Published 15 May 2018


A 10-year-old girl presented with episodes of migraine. A nasal mass was found randomly during work-up. Interpreted as an osteoma, the mass was removed during endoscopic surgery. However, the histopathological examination turned out to be a pyomucocele in the right middle turbinate, which is an extremely rare yet benign condition in children.


  • Contributors All authors have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work and acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data for the work, drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content. All authors gave final approval of the version to be published and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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