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Sphenoethmoidal recess

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Sphenoethmoidal recess

Sphenoethmoidal recess
Lateral wall of nasal cavity
(sphenoethmoidal recess labeled at top)
Latin Recessus sphenoethmoidalis
Gray's p.994
Anatomical terminology

The sphenoethmoidal recess is a small space in the nasal cavity. It lies posterior and superior to the superior concha into which the sphenoidal sinus opens.


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

External links

  • Anatomy figure: 33:04-04 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The turbinates have been cut and removed to illustrate the meatus and openings into them."

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