Inferior Nasal Shell
It is located along the lateral wall of the nasal cavity.
Features two faces and two edges:
- Medial Face – convex
- Side Face – concave
- Superior Border – has three processes: lacrimal, ethmoid and maxillary
- Bottom Edge – is free and thick
The Inferior Nasal Concha articulates with 4 bones: Ethmoid, Maxilla, Lacrimal and Palatine.
| INFERIOR NASAL CONCHA (gray) ASSOCIATED WITH THE BONES OF THE FACE|
|Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21 ed. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.|
INFERIOR NASAL CONCHA (brown) ASSOCIATED WITH FACE BONES
|Source: NETTER, Frank H.. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2nd edition Porto Alegre: Artmed, 2000.|