Title: European position paper on the anatomical terminology of the internal nose and paranasal sinuses
Authors: Lund, Valerie J ×
Stammberger, Heinz
Fokkens, Wytske J
Beale, Tim
Bernal-Sprekelsen, Manuel
Eloy, Philippe
Georgalas, Christos
Gerstenberger, Claus
Hellings, Peter
Herman, Philippe
Hosemann, Werner G
Jankowski, Roger
Jones, Nick
Jorissen, Mark
Leunig, Andreas
Onerci, Metin
Rimmer, Joanne
Rombaux, Philippe
Simmen, Daniel
Tomazic, Peter Valentin
Tschabitscherr, Manfred
Welge-Luessen, Antje #
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: International Rhinologic Society
Series Title: Rhinology issue:24 pages:1-34
Abstract: The advent of endoscopic sinus surgery led to a resurgence of interest in the detailed anatomy of the internal nose and paranasal sinuses. However, the official Terminologica Anatomica used by basic anatomists omits many of the structures of surgical importance. This led to numerous clinical anatomy papers and much discussion about the exact names and definitions for the structures of surgical relevance. This European Position Paper on the Anatomical Terminology of the Internal Nose and Paranasal Sinuses was conceived to re-evaluate the anatomical terms in common usage by endoscopic sinus surgeons and to compare this with the official Terminologica Anatomica. The text is a concise summary of all the structures encountered during routine endoscopic surgery in the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and at the interface with the orbit and skull base but does not provide a comprehensive text for advanced skull base surgery. It draws on a detailed review of the literature and provides a consensus where several options are available, defining the anatomical structure in simple terms and in English. It is recognised that this is an area of great variation and some indication of the frequency with which these variants are encountered is given in the text and table. All major anatomical points are illustrated, drawing on the expertise of the multi-national and multi-disciplinary contributors to this project.
ISSN: 0300-0729
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology
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