sphenoethmoidal recess


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Related to sphenoethmoidal recess: hiatus semilunaris, Ethmoidal bulla, Semilunar hiatus

sphe·no·eth·moi·dal re·cess

[TA]
a small cleftlike pocket of the nasal cavity above the superior concha into which the sphenoid sinuses drain.
Synonym(s): recessus sphenoethmoidalis [TA]

sphenoethmoidal recess

A small space in the nasal fossa above the superior concha. It lies between the ethmoid bone and the anterior surface of the body of the sphenoid bone and posteriorly receives the opening of the sphenoidal sinus.
See also: recess
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The sensitivity of diagnostic endoscopy for frontal recess, middle turbinate and bulla ethmoidalis was found as 91%, 84% and 76% respectively and for sphenoethmoidal recess hiatus semilunaris and middle turbinate as 80%, 53% and 67% respectively.
Mass was seen extending to the anterior and posterior ethmoid sinus and sphenoethmoidal recess on the right side.
6%) sides were due to narrow sphenoethmoidal recess and 6(33.