Maxillary sinus

The maxillary sinus (or antrum of Highmore) is a paired pyramid-shaped paranasal sinus within maxillary bone which drains via maxillary ostium into infundibulum, then through hiatus semilunaris into the middle meatus of the nose. It is the largest of the paranasal sinuses. It is present at birth and it develops until around the age of 14 years.

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Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 25379
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Antrum of Highmore

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