paranasal sinuses

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par·a·na·sal si·nus·es

the paired air-filled cavities in the bones of the face lined by mucous membrane continuous with that of the nasal cavity; these sinuses are the frontal, sphenoidal, maxillary, and ethmoidal.
Synonym(s): sinus paranasales [TA]

par·a·na·sal si·nus·es

(par'ă-nā'zăl sī'nŭs-ĕz) [TA]
The paired air-filled cavities in the bones of the face lined by mucous membrane continuous with that of the nasal cavity; these sinuses are the frontal, sphenoidal, maxillary, and ethmoidal.

par·a·na·sal si·nus·es

(par'ă-nā'zăl sī'nŭs-ĕz) [TA]
Paired air-filled cavities in bones of face lined by mucous membrane continuous with that of the nasal cavity; frontal, sphenoidal, maxillary, and ethmoidal.

Patient discussion about paranasal sinuses

Q. My 21 year son has chronic sinus issues, I think, due to many high school sports injuries. Help! His ENT has recommended a "nose job" but our insurance will not cover it. Do you know of any holostic, nutritional or homeopathic solutions to keep this under control? When he gets a headache, it shuts him down and normally goes into a migraine.

A. One of the best, most inexpensive, ways to prevent, treat, and generally care for any sinus related problem is with a saline (salt water) sinus rinse. The one I use is called "Neil Med" and can be purchased at Walgreen's for about $15. It has a plastic bottle with pre-measured, pre-packaged salt that is should be mixed with cooled off sterilized (boiled) water. If I get an infection, using 2 or 3 packets to concentrate the solution gives the lavage a bacteriostatic (stuns/partially kills bacteria), not bacteriocidal (kills bacteria) quality. I do not own Neil Med although I wish I did!! The lavage method also washes out any dust, old mucous, you name it. It should be used prior to the use of any nasal steroid like Flonase if treating allergic rhinitis. Good luck!!

Q. I have been having chronic pain in sinus area and behind my eyes, been to ENT who states it is not infection? I wake up with the pain and go to sleep in severe pain. Its all day and all night. Dr insists that its migraine related and allergy related. I have chronic postnasal drainage. It started 4 months ago when I moved into our new house. The pain makes me extremely fatigue and dizzy at times. I have been referred to the eye doctor, a headache specialist and an allergy specialist. Just recently I have had a CT scan and an MRI, as well as xrays of my sinus. Nothing other than a deviated septum and possible allergies from an ENT has been diagnosed. In the mean time I am waiting for the days to come when I can get into see these specialist. Anyone out there have any of the same symptoms?? Need help here. Soooooo sick of the pain.

A. i have chronic sinusitis and can really relate to what you describe. learned to live with the pain...but still, i use various ways to reduce inflammation in my sinuses, i heat the place up before going to sleep, try to avoid eating or drinking cold stuff.
another thing i do is i heat water (80c) then add a special oil i bought in a chinese medicine store , about 5 drops, and inhale the fumes. nettle tea can do wonders too.

Q. sinus infection and Polups and I can't breath through my nose. What can I do?

A. I have used the expresso machine for the steam only and run that through a glass with some vics in it. Helped but the polups are so large now its hard to get any thing through.

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MRI of the paranasal sinuses: incidental abnormalities and their relationship to symptoms.
Merkel cell carcinoma, however, is thought to be derived from a type I mechanoreceptor located at the dermal-epidermal junction Small Cell Neuroendocrine carcinoma in Head and Neck regions is uncommon with only 180 cases of larynx and 75 of Paranasal sinuses being reported in English literature so far.
This is the twenty-fifth reported case of metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma in the paranasal sinuses. The majority of cases involved patients with known prostate cancer, with a mean age of 63.15 years, and the most affected sinus was the sphenoid (44.5%).
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Given the frequent use of X-ray-dependent examinations in the diagnosis of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, the available devices, adjustments, and examination parameters should be under continuous improvement.
Treatment of cancer of the paranasal sinuses. Cancer 1969;23(3):533-537.
Allergy may produce a spectrum of changes in paranasal sinuses varying from mild mucosal thickening to complete opacification of the sinus (Fig.
The absence of hyphae with the mucosa, bone and blood vessels characterizes noninvasive fungal sinusitis, while invasive fungal sinusitis is defined by the presence of hyphae within the mucosal and submucosal tissues, bone and blood vessels of the paranasal sinuses. Clinical symptoms of mycetoma are either absent or minimal.
This study aims to identify the anatomical variations of the paranasal sinuses in the Omani population, this knowledge will be useful for future endoscopic surgeons in order to understand the pathogenesis of sinusitis and therefore avoid iatrogenic injury due to these anatomical variations.
It is the most common expansile lesion of the paranasal sinuses and leads to outward expansion, with bony remodeling.
Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SNEC) of the paranasal sinuses is an extremely rare and aggressive tumor that demonstrates rapid expansion and early hematogenous spread [2].