noun, plural: maxillary sinuses
It is located just below the eyes, in the maxillary bones. It consists of three recesses:
- an alveolar recess pointed inferiorly, bounded by the alveolar process of the maxilla
- zygomatic recess pointed laterally, bounded by the zygomatic bone
- infraorbital recess pointed superiorly, bounded by the inferior orbital surface of the maxilla
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