maxillary sinus

  1. one of a pair of sinuses forming a cavity in the maxilla
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  • Behind this process a broad, thin plate, the ethmoidal process, ascends to join the uncinate process of the ethmoid; from its lower border a thin lamina, the maxillary process, curves downward and lateralward; it articulates with the maxilla and forms a part of the medial wall of the maxillary sinus. II. Osteology. 5b. 6. The Inferior Nasal Concha
  • Below the bulla ethmoidalis and hidden by the uncinate process of the ethmoid is the opening of the maxillary sinus (ostium maxillare); an accessory opening is frequently present above the posterior part of the inferior nasal concha. II. Osteology. 5d. The Interior of the Skull
  • The maxillary sinus is most commonly involved; however, most patients with radiologic maxillary sinusitis have abnormalities of the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses.
  • Radiological study revealed that the right maxillary sinus was totally obliterated by a multilocular mass containing numerous radiopacities within the radiolucent areas.
  • Accessory ostia of the maxillary sinus are found in about 30% of skulls; as many as three in one skull have been reported.
  • A curved lamina, the uncinate process, projects downward and backward from this part of the labyrinth; it forms a small part of the medial wall of the maxillary sinus, and articulates with the ethmoidal process of the inferior nasal concha. II. Osteology. 5a. 6. Ethmoid bone
  • It has also been reported in other parts of the skull, such as the frontal and maxillary sinuses and orbit.
  • Below the bulla ethmoidalis, and partly hidden by the inferior end of the uncinate process, is the ostium maxillare, or opening from the maxillary sinus; in a frontal section this opening is seen to be placed near the roof of the sinus. X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1b. The Organ of Smell
  • Cavity and maxillary sinus measurements were also obtained with mouth breathing and breath holding techniques.
  • The ethmoid sinuses which are right along the side of your nose and the maxillary sinuses in your cheek. CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2007
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