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  • skull
  • sphenoid sinuses are in the bones at the base of the skull. (getbodysmart.com)
  • The open sinuses also help lighten the skull and resonate the voice sounds. (getbodysmart.com)
  • Sinuses are mucosa-lined airspaces within the bones of the face and skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • Paranasal sinuses are air-filled sacs present within the bones of the skull and face. (forumotion.com)
  • However, the most important function of paranasal sinuses is to act as a resonance box or a sponge and prevent echoes that may reverberate in the skull when a person speaks. (forumotion.com)
  • Sphenoid sinuses that are located behind the eyes and lie in the deeper recesses of the skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • These air sinuses lighten the weight of the skull and give resonance to the voice. (thehealthsuccesssite.com)
  • The biological role of the sinuses is debated, but a number of possible functions have been proposed:[citation needed] Decreasing the relative weight of the front of the skull, and especially the bones of the face. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lateral and dorsoventral radiographs of the skull may reveal fluid lines, sinus cysts, solid masses, or lytic/proliferative changes associated with dental disease and neoplasia. (merckvetmanual.com)
  • Para nasal sinuses are essentially pockets of air spaces in close proximity to the nasal cavity that existed within the bones of the skull and face. (forumotion.com)
  • The size of the sinuses varies in different skulls, and even on the two sides of the same skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] In the articulated skull this aperture is much reduced in size by the following bones: the uncinate process of the ethmoid above, the ethmoidal process of the inferior nasal concha below, the vertical part of the palatine behind, and a small part of the lacrimal above and in front. (wikipedia.org)
  • In cases of trauma, for example in compound skull fractures where fragments of bone are pushed into the substance of the brain, the cause of the abscess is obvious. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, the sinuses within the skull are able to drain through the nasal passage. (wikipedia.org)
  • These consist of: Frontal sinuses: Occupy the dorsal (top) part of the skull, between the eyes. (wikipedia.org)
  • infections
  • Acute sinusitis can be caused by viral, bacterial, or fungal infections. (limamemorial.org)
  • During my years of research for Earache prevention, I found that repeated allergies, sinus, and ear infections are the result of a "weakened immune system" mainly due to "antibiotic overuse. (forumotion.com)
  • Many chronic earaches and sinus problems are actually fungal infections. (forumotion.com)
  • Enhancing your vocabulary is our intention with the writing of this article on Sinus Infections Com. (forumotion.com)
  • Untreated allergies are one of the main contributing factors to the development of sinus infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • I have severe sinus infections. (utopiasilver.com)
  • I have had chronic sinus disease for over 15 years which was treated by conventional doctors with antihistamines, steroid sprays, antibiotics for the frequent infections, and surgery to remove polyps when the antibiotics no longer worked. (utopiasilver.com)
  • Our son (now 6) had had chronic sinus infections (at least every 6 weeks) so when he was 3 years old, we gave in and had the sinus surgery done. (utopiasilver.com)
  • I just wanted to let you know that I had chronic sinusitis that had gone into infections that my doctor could not get rid of. (utopiasilver.com)
  • You may benefit from an air purifier if your sinus infections are allergy-related, or if you live in a smoke-filled environment or they occur too often. (sinus-pressure.info)
  • There is also another case where the sinus infections are more common: when you are exposed to the smoke of a cigarette very often. (sinus-pressure.info)
  • Many years passed without people knowing which type of treatment to use when they have been subjected to sinus infections. (forumotion.com)
  • Some of the antibiotics that are commonly used to treat bacterial sinus infections include Klacid and Amoxicillin antibiotics. (forumotion.com)
  • These organisms are associated with certain predisposing conditions: Sinus and dental infections-Aerobic and anaerobic streptococci, anaerobic gram-negative bacilli (e.g. (wikipedia.org)
  • rhinosinusitis
  • Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is inflammation of the sinuses resulting in symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic rhinosinusitis - When the signs and symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis exacerbate, but return to baseline after treatment All these types of sinusitis have similar symptoms, and are thus often difficult to distinguish. (wikipedia.org)
  • Balloon and surgical patients experienced a similar, significant level of: symptom improvement decline in number of rhinosinusitis episodes requiring medication in year after treatment improvements in work productivity and activity level Patients who had balloon sinus dilation experienced a much quicker recovery, less bleeding, and less need for prescription pain medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • antibiotics
  • However, I was still affected by allergens and after having a cold or flu I usually came away with a sinus infection that was increasingly resistant to antibiotics. (utopiasilver.com)
  • I even had sinus surgery and have used every medication over the counter and antibiotics from my doctor. (utopiasilver.com)
  • For chronic sinusitis, antibiotics and nasal corticosteroids are the main treatments, but this condition is difficult to treat and does not always respond to these drugs. (umm.edu)
  • Many types of antibiotics formerly used for acute bacterial sinusitis are no longer effective or recommended. (umm.edu)
  • Treatment with antibiotics when needed, has meant that now far fewer people get complications from sinusitis. (cyh.com)
  • But remember most children do not get sinusitis when they get a cold, and the viruses that cause colds do not respond to antibiotics, so children with a cold do not need antibiotics unless they actually have sinusitis. (cyh.com)
  • The unnecessary and ineffective treatment of viral sinusitis with antibiotics is common. (wikipedia.org)
  • When we turn to medicinal approaches, we find that the use of antibiotics has always been seen as the ideal sinus infection treatment. (forumotion.com)
  • anterior ethmoi
  • The mucous membrane in this sinus is innervated by the supraorbital nerve, which carries the postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibers for mucous secretion from the ophthalmic nerve and supplied by the supraorbital artery and anterior ethmoidal artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • headaches
  • Usual accompanying symptoms include fever, pain and tenderness of the involved bone, and frontal headaches. (livestrong.com)
  • Often a localized headache or toothache is present, and it is these symptoms that distinguish a sinus-related headache from other types of headaches, such as tension and migraine headaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2004 study suggested that up to 90% of "sinus headaches" are actually migraines. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • The frontal bone is membranous at birth and there is rarely more than a recess until the bone tissue starts to ossify about age two. (wikipedia.org)
  • A sinus is a sac or cavity in any organ or tissue, or an abnormal cavity or passage caused by the destruction of tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sinuses are covered with a thin and moist tissue layer known as a mucous membrane. (thehealthsuccesssite.com)
  • The case that was submitted by Teck Chong is about managing radiation dose exposure during a CT examination to image paranasal sinuses and its surrounding soft tissue. (philips.dk)
  • Various modalities have emerged with new imaging techniques to depict the paranasal sinuses and its surrounding soft tissue structures. (philips.dk)
  • A second portal could be used to insert an instrument into the sinus to obtain specimens, debride tissue, and lavage the sinus cavity. (merckvetmanual.com)
  • Brain abscess (or cerebral abscess) is an abscess caused by inflammation and collection of infected material, coming from local (ear infection, dental abscess, infection of paranasal sinuses, infection of the mastoid air cells of the temporal bone, epidural abscess) or remote (lung, heart, kidney etc.) infectious sources, within the brain tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sinuses are dilated with a balloon instead of using metal instruments to cut and remove tissue to increase the openings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medial
  • In addition, each of these is subdivided into a medial (inside) and lateral (outside) component, by an incomplete bone wall that carries the infraorbital canal containing nerves and blood vessels. (wikipedia.org)
  • swollen
  • The pressure difference causes the mucosal lining of the sinuses to become swollen and submucosal bleeding follows with further difficulties ventilating the sinus, especially if the orifices are involved. (wikipedia.org)
  • allergies
  • however, they may be used when sinusitis is associated with allergies. (limamemorial.org)
  • Sinus itis is in many cases an allergic condition, caused by different inflammatory diseases such as asthma or allergies. (sinus-pressure.info)
  • For those of you who may have been diagnosed to have been infected by allergies, the best form of sinus infection treatment for you is the use of antihistamines. (forumotion.com)
  • These medicines are used to clear the particular allergens (substances that cause allergies in the body) that make you have sinusitis. (forumotion.com)
  • These polyps are found in people with allergies, histories of sinusitis & family history. (wikipedia.org)
  • ostium
  • The results of experimental studies suggest that the natural ventilation-rate of a sinus with a single sinus ostium (opening), is extremely slow. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pressure differentials are directed to the center of the sinuses producing mucosal edema, transudation, and mucosal-or submucosal-hematoma, leading to further occlusion of the sinus ostium. (wikipedia.org)
  • The magnitude of the pressure difference needed to produce a barotrauma probably shows great individual variation and is related to the size of the sinus ostium and the rate of ambient pressure change. (wikipedia.org)
  • recess
  • 1. a recess, cavity, or channel, such as one in bone or a dilated channel for venous blood. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • prostatic sinus the posterolateral recess between the seminal colliculus and the wall of the urethra, where the prostatic ductules empty into the urethra. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Possible explanations for this might be the relatively long and delicate nasofrontal duct that connects the narrow frontal recess with the frontal sinuses. (wikipedia.org)
  • The frontal bone is membranous at birth and there is rarely more than a recess until the bone tissue starts to ossify about age two. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2000
  • Clinical studies have typically excluded patients with: Eosinophilic disease Severe polyposis or fungal sinusitis Severe septal deviation Cystic fibrosis Samter's triad Facial trauma Hamilos D (2000). (wikipedia.org)
  • medial
  • In addition, each of these is subdivided into a medial (inside) and lateral (outside) component, by an incomplete bone wall that carries the infraorbital canal containing nerves and blood vessels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sphenopalatine sinuses: Small pouches medial (inside) to the Caudal maxillary sinus. (wikipedia.org)
  • carotid
  • carotid sinus a dilatation of the proximal portion of the internal carotid or distal portion of the common carotid artery, containing in its wall pressoreceptors that are stimulated by changes in blood pressure. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Functional Endosco
  • Outcomes from the first prospective, multi-center, randomized controlled trial with sufficient statistical power to compare sinus dilation to functional endoscopic sinus surgery were published in the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy in 2013 and 2014. (wikipedia.org)
  • The balloon technique is an alternative, less invasive treatment than the traditional functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). (wikipedia.org)
  • lateral
  • Figure 7: Coronal T2-weighted image shows dilated frontal horns of the lateral ventricles, which are normally separated by the septum pellucidum. (blogspot.com)
  • it should not be used with people with diseases or conditions inaccessible to endoscopic procedures, for example lateral frontal sinus disease and stenosis of internal opening of frontal sinus. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sinus communicates through an opening into the semilunar hiatus on the lateral nasal wall. (wikipedia.org)
  • dura
  • petrosal sinus, superior one arising from the cavernous sinus and draining into the transverse sinus of the dura mater. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • With more dramatic displacements, sinus exploration will be required to determine the required level of cranialization, obliteration, and reparation to the dura. (wikipedia.org)
  • fungal
  • Antifungal medication or natural seeds and extracts can be added in the saline solution if suspicions of fungal sinus itis exist. (sinustip.info)
  • venous
  • Thus composition of gas content in the maxillary sinus is similar to venous blood, with high carbon dioxide and lower oxygen levels compared to breathing air. (wikipedia.org)