Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer: Medical Illustrations

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 06/2016

ON THIS PAGE: You will find a basic drawing of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. To see other pages, use the menu.

This illustration of the human face shows the location of the paranasal sinuses, which are air-filled areas that surround the nasal cavity. The frontal sinuses are located above the eyebrows. The ethmoid sinuses are small and located on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes. The maxillary sinuses are located in the cheeks on either side of the nose, just below the eyes. Copyright 2003 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale/Visual Explanations, LLC.

For medical illustrations showing the different stages of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer, please visit the Stages and Grades section.

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