Facial sinus cavities

Picture of where facial sinus cavities are located (front view)
Picture of where facial sinus cavities are located (side view)

The facial sinus cavities are moist, hollow spaces in the bones around your eyes, cheeks, and nose. They are connected to the nasal passages through narrow openings. They protect your airways by trapping irritants that you inhale.

Last Updated: November 9, 2009

Author: Monica Rhodes

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology

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