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Posterior Ethmoid Sinuses

Summary Information: Posterior Ethmoid Sinuses

Posterior Ethmoid Sinuses: The posterior ethmoid sinuses are one of three types of ethmoid sinuses. They located in the skull in the posterior areas of the ethmoid labyrinth in the area between the upper nose and the eyes. Posterior ethmoid sinuses are cavities that are filled with air and are lined with mucus membranes. Their bony walls, called laminae, are delicate and thin and create the structure of the ethmoid air cells. The function of the posterior ethmoid 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 posterior ethmoid 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 posterior ethmoid sinuses include upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, respiratory allergies, smoking, sinus fractures, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Posterior Ethmoid Sinuses

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Posterior Ethmoid Sinuses

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Sub Parts: Posterior Ethmoid Sinuses

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Posterior Ethmoid Sinuses

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