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10-year-old with concha bullosa pyogenic mucocele
  1. Milos Fuglsang1,
  2. Leif Hovgaard Sørensen2,
  3. Kristian Bruun Petersen1,
  4. 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}


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.

  • otolaryngology / ent
  • paediatric surgery
  • radiology

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  • 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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