Agger nasi | definition of agger nasi by Medical dictionary
Also found in: Dictionary
agger [aj´er] (pl. ag´geres) (L.)
ridge of nose: an elevation at the anterior free margin of the middle nasal concha
Agger nasi. From Dorland's, 2000.
ag·ger na·si [TA]
an elevation on the lateral wall of the nasal cavity lying between the atrium of the middle meatus and the olfactory sulcus; it is formed by the mucous membrane covering the base of the ethmoidal crest of the maxilla.
ag·ger na·si (ahgĕr nāsī) [TA]
Elevation on the lateral wall of the nasal cavity lying between the atrium of the middle meatus and the olfactory sulcus.
References in periodicals archive
Natural draining ostium of an agger nasi
cell: A case report.
The agger nasi
cell in frontal recess obstruction: Anatomic and clinical correlation.
Post-treatment CT demonstrated thickening in the ethmoid and maxillary sinuses; a single frame from this scan showed the agger nasi cell (figure 1).
During endoscopic surgery of her left nasal cavity, we noted an ostium at the location of the left agger nasi cell (figure 2).
Avoiding excessive resection of the agger nasi cell medially will minimize the risk of an inadvertent destabilization of the middle turbinate.
The presence of a vertical insertion of the middle turbinate can alert the surgeon to the presence of an agger nasi cell and thereby assist in preoperative planning.