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Sphenoid Sinuses: The sphenoid sinuses are paired sinuses located in the skull in the sphenoid bone in the area behind the nose and the eyes. Sphenoid sinuses are cavities that are filled with air and are lined with mucus membranes. The function of sphenoid 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 sphenoid 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 sphenoid sinuses include cavernous sinus thrombosis, upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, respiratory allergies, smoking, sinus fractures, and trauma.
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