pneumatization


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pneumatization

 [nu″mah-tĭ-za´shun]
the formation of air cavities in tissue, especially such formation in the temporal bone.

pneu·ma·ti·za·tion

(nū'mă-ti-zā'shŭn),
The development of air cells such as those of the mastoid and ethmoidal bones.
[G. pneuma, air]

pneumatization

/pneu·ma·ti·za·tion/ (noo″mah-tĭ-za´shun) the formation of air cells or cavities in tissue, especially in the temporal bone.

pneu·ma·ti·za·tion

(nū'mă-tī-zā'shŭn)
The development of air cells such as those of the mastoid and ethmoid bones.
[G. pneuma, air]

pneumatization

the formation of air cavities in tissue, especially such formation in the temporal bone.
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1) Regardless of the etiology, extensive pneumatization of the sphenoid sinus into the pterygoid process is consistently seen.
1) Diamant has similarly shown minimal variability in mastoid pneumatization in patients of all ages.
It has been well documented that structural anatomic variations such as pneumatization of the middle turbinate (concha bullosa) can contribute to the development of chronic rhinosinusitis through blockage of the normal sinus drainage pathways.
We also examined coronal CTs for the presence or absence of pneumatization, which can obscure commonly used landmarks:
2) Because direct endoscopic visualization of the frontal sinus drainage pathway is veiled by the capricious and complex pneumatization pattern of frontoethmoid cells, FST has been used as an adjunct to endoscopic sinus surgery.
We classified age of individual Tennessee Warblers as either young (hatching year, HY) or adult (after hatching year, AHY) based primarily on skull pneumatization.
7,8) Because of the pneumatization of most vertebrae (not in penguins), vertebral fusion, and summation, the spinal region of birds is often difficult to evaluate with radiography when no deformity of the spine is present, and advanced diagnostic imaging modalities are recommended.
Not a large enough series of skeletons of any species was examined to speak to their character of delayed pneumatization of the skull.
Pneumatization of calvarial and upper cervical bones is a rare entity that commonly results from habitual Valsalva maneuvers.
Pneumatization of the nasal turbinates is not an uncommon finding.
Age was assigned based on extent of skull pneumatization, plumage, and molt-limit criteria (Radley et al.
Incidence and mechanical significance of pneumatization in the long bones of birds.