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January 2, 1926

Le sinus sphénoïdal.

JAMA. 1926;86(1):62. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670270066039

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This extensive monograph on the sphenoid sinus contains a discussion of the embryology and anatomy of that nasal accessory sinus and of the ethmoidal cells. The authors, in contrast to the habits of many European writers, refer often in detail to many English and American authorities. Emphasis is given the optic canal and the optic nerve in the relations of the latter to the sphenoid sinus and posterior ethmoidal cells. There are numerous drawings and diagrams in the book, among which are those illustrating the various relations of the hypophysis, of the optic nerve, and of other cranial nerves. Then follows a discussion of the ethmoidal mucosa, together with methods of examination of the nose and nasal accessory sinuses. Considerable space is devoted to the radiography of the head and nasal sinuses, including the use of buccal films. The operative procedures are thoroughly discussed, the two principal routes, by way

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