osteomeatal complex


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osteomeatal complex

The middle turbinate and the middle meatus of the nose.
See also: complex
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Limiting the focus of functional endoscopic sinus surgery to the osteomeatal complex in a patient with a pneumatized superior turbinate may theoretically contribute to a failure of adequate drainage of the posterior sinuses along their natural pathways and the persistence of sinus-related complaints.
2) However, the mechanism of the formation of solitary polyps of the uncinate process without involvement of the osteomeatal complex might not be explainable by systemic factors only.
7) In a case report published in 2001, Hasbini et al wrote that the proximity of the third molar to the medial wall of the maxillary sinus and its height at the level of the osteomeatal complex facilitated endoscopic exploration and extraction.
In this article, we describe a rare migration of a third molar to the area of the osteomeatal complex.
FENS, on the other hand, provides a safe and efficient method of relieving obstruction in the nasal passage and osteomeatal complex.