Endoscopic anatomy of the nose and sinuses

  • Carlos Yañez


It is required that all paranasal sinus surgeons have a clear understanding of the anatomy of the region that they are going to operate on. An endoscopic, endonasal visualization first sees the inferior, middle and superior turbinate, all of which insert into the lateral nasal wall. Occasionally the supreme turbinate may be seen. Below and laterally to each of these is their corresponding meatus. The inferior nasal meatus runs practically in an anteroposterior trajectory above the nasal floor, and below the inferior turbinate until it reaches the choanae (Fig. 1).


Transition Space Uncinate Process Middle Turbinate Endoscopic View Lamina Papyracea 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Yañez
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  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyLa Salle University School of MedicineMexico, D.F.Mexico
  2. 2.Diagnosis, Microsurgery, and RehabilitationSinus CenterMexico D.F.Mexico
  3. 3.Clinical Faculty, Department of OtolaryngologyAmerican British Cowdray Medical CenterMexico D.F.Mexico

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