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World J Radiol. Aug 28, 2011; 3(8): 199-204
Published online Aug 28, 2011. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v3.i8.199
Figure 1
Figure 1 Coronal computed tomography reformat of the paranasal sinuses. A: Coronal computed tomography (CT) reformat of the paranasal sinuses. Normal sinuses. No evidence of sinusitis; B: Coronal CT reformat of the paranasal sinuses in a different patient demonstrating chronic sinusitis as evidenced by osteomeatal complex disease (upper two arrows) and mucosal thickening in the maxillary sinuses (lower two arrows).
Figure 2
Figure 2 Coronal computed tomography reformat. A: The paranasal sinuses demonstrating a deviated septum to the right side (arrow); B: Mucosal thickening of the inferior turbinate on the left side (arrow); C: A pneumatized left middle turbinate (arrow); D: The uncinate process (arrow); E: The ethmoid bulla adjacent to the left orbit (arrow), note its extent to the floor of the anterior cranial fossa cranially and lamina papyracea laterally; F: A dehiscent lamina papyracea on the left side (arrow); G: An infra-orbital cell (Haller cell) (arrow); H: The posterior ethmoid cell (arrow) directly anterior to the sphenoid sinus; I: At level of sphenoid sinuses, thinning of the bony in the superolateral right sphenoid sinus adjacent to the right optic nerve (arrow head); J: The agger nasi cell (arrow) which lies inferior to the frontal recess and lateral to the middle turbinate; K: The anterior ethmoidal artery (arrow) traversing the anterior ethmoid air cells, which is susceptible to injury during functional endoscopic sinus surgery; L: A type III olfactory fossa (arrow).
Figure 3
Figure 3 Sagittal computed tomography reformat. A: The paranasal region demonstrating the vertical basal lamella (arrow) and horizontal components (arrowhead); B: The location of the sphenoethmoidal recess (arrow) in relation to the cranial fossa.
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Figure 4 Arterial phase computed tomography oblique reformat of the region of the sphenoid sinuses demonstrates the relationship of the internal carotid artery (arrow) to the sphenoid sinus.