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December 19, 1908

THE SPHENOIDAL SINUS.A STUDY BASED ON THE EXAMINATION OF EIGHTY-FIVE SPECIMENS.

JAMA. 1908;LI(25):2103-2108. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410250003001a
Abstract

In presenting this paper, I may say that I was led to take up this subject for several reasons, one of which was the difficulty I had in obtaining definite details concerning this cavity, another was that I believe its importance is underestimated by the majority of practitioners. I would bespeak careful consideration for this sinus, occupying as it does a central position in the cranial cavity, being on the one hand in close relationship with the most important and delicate parts of the encephalon, and on the other by its communication through the nasal cavity with things external.

It is much more difficult of approach than either of the other bony sinuses and presents decidedly more complicated relations. Compared with the ample investigation the maxillary and frontal sinuses have received, the sphenoidal sinus has been somewhat neglected. Much work must yet be done in this connection, particularly in regard

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