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Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache



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J Orofac Pain 28 (2014), No. 3     24. July 2014
J Orofac Pain 28 (2014), No. 3  (24.07.2014)

Page 277-279

Periorbital Pain Induced by the Concha Bullosa Fungus Ball: A Case Report
Kim, Kyung Soo / Kim, Hyun Jik
Concha bullosa is characterized by pneumatization of the middle turbinate and is one of the most common variations of the sinonasal anatomy. It is most often asymptomatic. A fungus ball in the concha bullosa is extremely rare, with only two reported cases in the English literature. This article describes a patient with such a fungus ball in the concha bullosa that caused right periorbital pain, specifically in the right medial canthal area, similar to mucosal contact point headache.

Keywords: concha bullosa, fungus ball, periorbital pain, referred pain