Paranasal Sinuses

Jack Rootman, Daniel B. Rootman, Bruce Stewart, Stefania B. Diniz, Kelsey A. Roelofs, Liza M. Cohen, Claire S. Smith, Ayelet Eran, Ben Kaplan, Assaf Marom*

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The cranial bones that relate to the nasal cavity bear air-filled cavities: the frontal, ethmoidal, maxillary, and sphenoidal sinuses. These cavities open into the lateral nasal wall by small and substantially variable apertures, which allow pressure equilibration and mucus drainage. The mucosa that lines the sinuses is continuous with that of the nasal cavity (thus allowing the spread of infection). While most sinuses are rudimentary at birth, they enlarge during childhood and puberty and thus contribute substantially to shaping the morphology of the face.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtlas of Orbital Imaging
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030624262
ISBN (Print)9783030624255
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Bulla ethmoidalis
  • Ethmoid sinus
  • Frontal sinus
  • Maxillary, sinus
  • Sphenoid sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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