Ethmoidal cells

Anatomy The ethmoid bone gets its name from the ethmoid plate (lamina cribrosa), which like a sieve has numerous holes and is found in the facial skull (viscerocranium). The ethmoid bone (Os ethmoidale) is a bony structure between the two eye sockets (orbitae) in the skull. It forms one of the central structures of the … Read more

Swelling of the ethmoidal cells | Ethmoidal cells

Swelling of the ethmoidal cells In a healthy state, particles and germs in the mucus are transported by the cell movement, the cilia beat, towards the exit (ostium, ostiomeatal unit). During an inflammation of the ethmoid cells (sinusitis ethmoidalis) the mucosa (respiratory ciliated epithelium) of the ethmoid cells can swell. This swelling can close the … Read more

Inflammation of the ethmoidal cells | Ethmoidal cells

Inflammation of the ethmoidal cells Depending on the length of the symptoms, a distinction is made between acute (lasting 2 weeks), sub-acute (lasting more than 2 weeks, less than 2 months) and chronic (lasting more than 2 months) inflammation of the ethmoid cells (sinusitis). The ethmoid cells are the only paranasal sinuses that are already … Read more

Pain in the ethmoidal cells | Ethmoidal cells

Pain in the ethmoidal cells Inflammation of the ethmoid cells (sinusitis) can cause severe pain in the paranasal sinuses. This pain can be triggered and intensified when bending, coughing or tapping, i.e. in situations where pressure is increased. In addition, especially if the maxillary sinuses are also affected, tapping and pressure pain may occur to … Read more

Sinus frontalis (frontal sinus)

The frontal sinus (Sinus frontalis) belongs like the maxillary sinus, sphenoidal sinus and the ethmoid cells to the paranasal sinuses (Sinus paranasales). It represents an air-filled cavity in the bone that forms the forehead and, like the other parts of the paranasal sinuses, it can also become inflamed, which is known as sinusitis (see below). … Read more

The sinusitis | Sinus frontalis (frontal sinus)

The sinusitis Sinusitis frontalis can be further divided into an acute and a chronic form. The underlying cause of both acute and chronic sinusitis is a ventilation disorder that is accompanied by subsequent bacterial infection of the sinuses. In the acute form of inflammation, which by definition lasts less than 30 days, rhinitis is the … Read more

Sphenoid sinus

Introduction The sphenoidal sinuses (lat. Sinus sphenoidalis) are already preformed cavities in the skull of every human, more precisely in the interior of the sphenoidal bone (Os Sphenoidale). The sphenoidal sinus is arranged in pairs, i.e. there is one on the left and another on the right side of the skull. The two cavities are … Read more

Therapy | Sphenoid sinus

Therapy Acute viral sinusitis usually heals completely within a few days to weeks. Therapeutically, the use of decongestant medication is advisable, further interventions are usually not necessary. Painkillers and antipyretic drugs are also recommended. The same applies to acute bacterial infections occurring for the first time. In many cases, the administration of antibiotics is not … Read more

Diagnosis | Sphenoid sinus

Diagnosis In principle, these typical symptoms are already sufficient to make a diagnosis of sinusitis. Especially in the case of severe unclear progressions, a rhinoscopy can be considered in addition, in which the physician uses a rhinoscope to view the nasal cavities from the inside and thus assess the mucous membranes. In addition, an x-ray … Read more