Ostium maxillare

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Ostium maxillare
Gray's subject #223 995

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



Ostium maxillare
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Medial wall of left orbit.
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Left maxilla. Nasal surface.
Latin hiatus maxillaris
Gray's subject #223 995
Dorlands/Elsevier h_11/12422030

Below the bulla ethmoidalis, and partly hidden by the inferior end of the uncinate process, is the maxillary hiatus (or ostium maxillare, or maxillary sinus ostium, or maxillary ostium, or opening from the maxillary sinus); in a frontal section this opening is seen to be placed near the roof of the sinus.

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Below the bulla ethmoidalis, and partly hidden by the inferior end of the uncinate process, is the ostium maxillare (or maxillary sinus ostium, or maxillary ostium, or opening from the maxillary sinus); in a frontal section this opening is seen to be placed near the roof of the sinus.

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