Sinusitis

La sinusitis es la inflamación de las cavidades sinusales que son espacios húmedos y huecos en los huesos del cráneo. Hay cuatro pares de senos:

  • Senos frontales
  • Senos maxilares
  • Senos etmoides
  • Senos esfenoides (no se muestran en la ilustración)

Si la abertura de la cavidad sinusal se tapona, el flujo de moco se bloquea y la presión crece lo que causa dolor e inflamación.

Sinusitis

Revision

Last reviewed 5/21/2013 by Ashutosh Kacker, MD, BS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Associate Attending Otolaryngologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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