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Maxillary Sinuses

Summary Information: Maxillary Sinuses

Maxillary Sinuses: The maxillary sinuses are paired sinuses located in the skull in the maxilla under the eyes. Maxillary sinuses are cavities that are filled with air and are lined with mucus membranes. The function of maxillary sinuses is believed to include warming, moistening, and filtering inspired air and maximizing voice quality. They may also provide some protection from facial and head trauma and minimize the total weight of the skull.

The maxillary sinuses consist of variety of elements, including cilia and respiratory epithelium, mucus membranes and ostia. They drain into the nasal meati. Conditions that can afflict the maxillary sinuses include upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, respiratory allergies, smoking, sinus fractures, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Maxillary Sinuses

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Maxillary Sinuses

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Other Names: Maxillary Sinuses

The following are other names for the organ: Maxillary Sinuses:

  • Antra of Highmore

Sub Parts: Maxillary Sinuses

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Maxillary Sinuses

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