Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


The study of Osteomeatal complex and its anatomical variations in Government Medical College and superfacility Hospital of Azamgarh


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Author Details: Manisha Upadhyay, M.K. Gupta, Ganesh Kumar, Anand Bihari

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 266

Article End Page : 269


Abstract

The present study was a hospital based study carried out in 50 patients in department of anatomy, otolaryngology and radiology of the government medical college and superfacility hospital Azamgarh U.P. The aim of this study to study the role of anatomical variations of osteomeatal complex in rhinosinusitis. Lateral nasal wall of each nasal cavity provides the final common pathway of drainage of mucociliary clearence of frontal, maxillary and anterior ethmoid air cells. Anatomical variants like concha bullosa, haller cells, aggernasi cells, enlarged bulla ethmoidalis may obstruct the drainage pathway and cause rhinosinusitis. In our study computed tomography(CT) was done for assessment of paranasal sinuses, nasal fossae and their anatomical variants. Computed tomography offer detailed study of anatomical variation and it is invaluable tool for managing clinical decision and planning surgical strategies. It has become imperative for radiologist and clinicians to improve understanding of osteomeatal complex.

Keywords:
Osteomeatal complex, Paranasal sinuses, Sinusitis, Anatomical variation, Medial body line, Computed tomography (CT)