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Superior Nasal Concha

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015

The superior nasal concha is one of two delicate scroll-shaped plates called superior and middle nasal conchae, which project inward from the sides of the ethmoid bone toward the perpendicular plate. These bones, which are called the turbinate bones, support mucous membranes that line the nasal cavity.