While affections of the pneumatic sinuses of the skull have been recognized many years, it is only within the last 15 or 20 years that a fuller knowledge of their occurrence and their attendant treatment has become generally known, so that in mentioning the most important recent advances in rhinology the general consensus of opinion will be that diseases of the accessory sinuses, their diagnosis and treatment are the ones to be so considered.
Since those interested in special fields of rhinology have studied the question from every viewpoint, and voluminous essays have been presented which the general practician hardly finds time to read, a brief résumé of the advances made in this line may not be amiss.
The accessory sinuses of the nose, four in number, are the frontal, ethmoidal, sphenoidal and maxillary. These vary in size in different individuals, and anomalous conditions arise where there may be but
MAYER E. THE NASAL ACCESSORY SINUSES.. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(20):1515-1518. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510470029001i