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How big is the Ostia to the Maxillary Sinus?

How big is the Ostia to the Maxillary Sinus?

Pinhead: The osteomeatal unit is the size of a pinhead. The course mucus takes to clear this pathway is rather circuitous and is dependent upon healthy mucosa and the wave-like action of cilia to progress appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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What is the role of maxilla and relationship to nasal cavity?

What is the role of maxilla and relationship to nasal cavity?

Anatomical question: The maxilla is the upper jaw and it projects superiorly into the major bone of the face at the side of the nose. I am not sure what you mean by its role but it is the source of the upper teeth and it covers the largest sinus of the face, the maxillary sinus. The maxilla is lateral to the nasal bones but the nasal septal cartilage is located in a ridge of the maxillary bone. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a deviated septum to affect how the mucus drains out of the nose?

Is it possible for a deviated septum to affect how the mucus drains out of the nose?

Yes not directly: Mucus flow will depend on several factors but with severe septal deflection may contribute to nasal airway obstruction, sinusitis and thickening of the mucus. ...Read more

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How bad is the rhinoplasty?

Dr. Donald Yoo Dr. Yoo
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How bad is the rhinoplasty?

Surprisingly good: Most patients are very pleasantly surprised with the recovery after rhinoplasty. The most uncomfortable aspect is probably the limited breathing the through the nose the first week after surgery, but the pain is usually far less than what patients anticipate. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a deviated septum and nasal bone fracture?

What is the difference between a deviated septum and nasal bone fracture?

One is inside: A deviated septum refers to crooked or displaced bone and cartilage inside the nose. This can cause blockage of the nasal passages. The nasal bones are on the outside of the upper part of the nose. Both or either the nasal bones and the nasal septum can be broken. Broken nasal bones may cause the outside of the nose to become crooked. ...Read more

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How big is the light or scope in nasal endoscopy?

How big is the light or scope in nasal endoscopy?

ENT scope: 2.5 to 4 mm, about the size of a qtip. It feels about like getting your teeth cleaned - momentarily painful, but tolerable. Call your local ENT doctor. See also www.Richmopndsinusandallergy.Com. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a deviated septum and a nasal bone fracture?

What is the difference between a deviated septum and a  nasal bone fracture?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum describes the wall which divides the nose into lefty and right nostril when it is not aligned to the midline. A nasal bone fracture describes a broken portion of the nasal bones. Both can be corrected surgically.Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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How much is the cost for surgery of the nose? I mean nose liner?

How much is the cost for surgery of the nose? I mean nose liner?

Cost: Depends on the city and hospital you want to get operated. Call the hospital to get cost estimate. ...Read more

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How can Flonase help the swelling of a middle nasal septum?

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How can Flonase help the swelling of a middle nasal septum?

It doesn't: Flonase should not be aimed at the septum since it will likely cause nosebleeds. The nasal septum does not swell much if at all . If aimed towards the side of the nose where the swelling occurs, it works by reducing inflammation which accounts for much of the nasal symptoms including swelling. ...Read more

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How can I measure the protruding of the nose?

How can I measure the protruding of the nose?

Projection: have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon ...Read more

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Can a heavy hit on the nasal bone deform the glabella and the nose ? Also is it possible to make it hard to breath and cause the nose to bleed?

Yes: The answer is yes to all of those situations. If you have deformity of the face after a "hit" to that area, you need to see an ear, nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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What is a defect in the medial maxillary wall of the sinuses? It's in the paranasal area but I'm not sure exactly where that is.

What is a defect in the medial maxillary wall of the sinuses? It's in the paranasal area but I'm not sure exactly where that is.

Its located: on either side of your nose (your CHEEKS) The sinus is actually inside your cheekbones and defects in maxillary sinuses are fairly common "incidental" findings (ie: by themselves do NOT make a Diagnosis!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Where is the nasel septum?

Where is the nasel septum?

Nasal septum: The nasal septum divides the nose into the right and left nostrils. It has bony and cartilagenous portions. ...Read more

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My nose is always stuffed and sometimes it's hard to breath from it. Could the enlarging of the nose be the effect of the nasal polyp?

Possibly : One nasal polyp is unlikely to do this. It can be from multiple polyps. It is more likely that if you have been using decongestants you may have become addicted to these which can cause rebound swelling and congestions. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause the inside of nostril to be thickened? This is inside the nose, at the bulbous part (lateral). Am 3 wks post-septoplasty.

What would cause the inside of nostril to be thickened? This is inside the nose, at the bulbous part (lateral). Am 3 wks post-septoplasty.

Inflammation: Possible inflammation form the surgery talk to your surgeon about this if you are having problems and your questions answered. ...Read more

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Can breaking the nose during surgery make the bridge of the nose bigger and standout?

Unlikely: It is not called ' breaking the nose' , some times in cosmetic reconstruction ( plastic surgery ) excessive bone and cartilage tissue ,of nose , jaw , and other facial bones will be removed to get good cosmetic appearance . Even though you have to break in controlled way to give better appearance . ...Read more

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What is the difference between adenoids and nose cancer?

What is the difference between adenoids and nose cancer?

Different: ' nose cancer' you are referring is a cancer. Adenoids are normal lymphoid tissue, like tonsils are located in the nasopharyngeal area. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more