Bilateral nasal polyps originating from olfactory cleft Olfaktör yarık kaynaklı bilateral nasal polip

Kayabasoglu G., Kazıkdas K. C.

European Journal of General Medicine, vol.12, no.3, pp.271-272, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15197/sabad.1.12.58
  • Journal Name: European Journal of General Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-272
  • Keywords: Computed tomography, Cribriform plate, Endoscopic surgery, Nasal polyp, Olfactory mucosa
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Nasal polyps generally have similar symptom, they generally originate from ethmoid infundibulum, mucosal contact areas of the uncinate process and middle turbinate. However nasal polyps rarely arise from different and unexpected locations in the nasal cavity such as septum, cribriform plate and olfactory cleft. In this article, we report 63 years old men, had a history of nasal obstruction and loss of smell for six years, diagnosed with bilaterally olfactory cleft originated nasal polyps, which is a very rare site of origin.