frontal sinuses


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frontal sinuses

Two hollow spaces in the frontal bone lying above the orbits. They are lined with mucous membrane, contain air, and communicate with the middle nasal meatus via the nasofrontal duct.
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A new digital method for the objective comparison of frontal sinuses for identification.
Inspection of the maxillary sinuses was easier and didactic when compared with the frontal sinuses, because the maxillae have a small number of tortuous bones and a more regular anatomy.
The frontal sinuses are most frequently involved (60%).
Several studies have suggested that the frontal sinuses are slightly bigger in males than in females, and the presence of a metopic suture is associated with the absence of the frontal sinuses (BROWN et al., 1984; SCHULLER, 1943).
Note on identification of skulls by x-ray pictures of frontal sinuses. Med J Aust 1943; 251:554-6.
A follow-up MRI scan in 2009 showed contrast-enhancing soft tissue abnormalities within both of the frontal sinuses and the left ethmoid sinus (Figures 1 and 2).
Pain in your forehead or headache might indicate a problem with your frontal sinuses. Your sphenoid sinuses, which are the least frequently affected sinuses, can cause earaches, neck pain and a headache in the top of your head.
"We speculate that undeveloped frontal sinuses in younger patients may provide a protective effect from developing intracranial extension of sinusitis," Dr.
The last to develop are the frontal sinuses, which are located above the eyes in the frontal bone.
* Pain when your forehead over the frontal sinuses is touched may indicate that your frontal sinuses are inflammed.
The upper third of the face consists of the frontal bone, the temporal bone, the frontal sinuses or glabella, the supraorbital ridge and the roof of the orbits.