Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer: Medical Illustrations

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ON THIS PAGE: You will find a drawing of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Use the menu to see other pages.

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.

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors and PreventionIt explains the factors that may increase the chance of developing nasal cavity or paranasal sinus cancer and what people can do to lower their risk. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.