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Paranasal Sinuses: The paranasal sinuses are a group of sinuses located in the skull in the areas above, below, and behind the eyes, nose and frontal bone. Paranasal sinuses are cavities that are filled with air and are lined with mucus membranes. The function of paranasal 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 paranasal sinuses consist of variety of elements, including cilia and respiratory epithelium, mucus membranes and ostia. They drain into the nasal meati. The paranasal sinuses include the frontal sinuses, maxillary sinuses, ethmoid sinuses, and the sphenoid sinuses. Conditions that can afflict the paranasal sinuses include upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, respiratory allergies, smoking, sinus fractures, and trauma.
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