Otolaryngology Book


Sphenoid Sinus

Aka: Sphenoid Sinus, Sphenoidal Sinus
  1. See Also
    1. Nasal Sinus
    2. Head and Neck Anatomy
    3. Sinusitis
  2. Anatomy
    1. entCavernousSinusGrayBB571.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)

Sphenoidal sinus (C0037885)

Definition (MSH) One of the paired air spaces located in the body of the SPHENOID BONE behind the ETHMOID BONE in the middle of the skull. Sphenoid sinus communicates with the posterosuperior part of NASAL CAVITY on the same side.
Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS) A type of paranasal sinus (a hollow space in the bones around the nose). There are two large sphenoid sinuses in the sphenoid bone, which is behind the nose between the eyes. The sphenoid sinuses are lined with cells that make mucus to keep the nose from drying out.
Definition (NCI) Either of the paired paranasal sinuses, located in the anterior part of the body of the sphenoid bone and communicating with the superior meatus of the nasal cavity on the same side.
Concepts Body Space or Junction (T030)
MSH D013101
SnomedCT 24999009
English Sphenoid Sinus, Sphenoidal sinus, Sinus sphenoidalis, sphenoidal sinus, sphenoid sinuses, sphenoid sinus, sinus sphenoid, sinuses sphenoid, sinus sphenoidalis, Sphenoid sinus, Sphenoid sinus structure, Sphenoid sinus structure (body structure), Sphenoid sinus, NOS, Sinus, Sphenoid
French Sinus sphénoïdaux, Sinus sphénoïdal
Swedish Kilbenshåla
Czech dutina kosti klínové, sinus sphenoidalis
Finnish Kitaluun ontelo
Polish Zatoka klinowa
Spanish estructura del seno esfenoidal (estructura corporal), estructura de seno esfenoidal (estructura corporal), estructura de seno esfenoidal, estructura del seno esfenoidal, seno esfenoidal, Seno Esfenoidal
Croatian Klinasti sinus, Sinus sphenoidalis
Norwegian Kilebeinshule, Kilebeinsbihule, Kilebenshule, Sinus sphenoidalis, Kilebensbihule
Portuguese Seio Esfenoide, Seio Esfenoidal
German Sinus sphenoidalis
Italian Seno sfenoidale
Dutch Neusbijholte (in het wiggebeen), Sinus sphenoidalis
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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