Silent sinus syndrome (diagram)
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The sequence of events in the development of silent sinus syndrome.
- the maxillary ostium is obstructed and air is reabsorbed from the sinus
- negative pressure develops in the sinus drawing the walls of the maxillary sinus inwards
- inward bowing of the maxillary sinus walls results in enlargement of the orbit
Diagrams depicting evolution of silent sinus syndrome.
Author: Frank Gaillard