Silent sinus syndrome (diagram)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

The sequence of events in the development of silent sinus syndrome

  1. the maxillary ostium is obstructed and air is reabsorbed from the sinus
  2. negative pressure develops in the sinus drawing the walls of the maxillary sinus inwards
  3. inward bowing of the maxillary sinus walls results in enlargement of the orbit

Diagrams depicting evolution of silent sinus syndrome.

Author: Frank Gaillard

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Case information

rID: 9447
Published: 19th Apr 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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