Physiology of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses

  • Davide Tomenzoli
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Paranasal Sinus Frontal Sinus Inferior Turbinate Middle Turbinate Nasal Valve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Tomenzoli
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  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyUniversity of BresciaBrescia, BSItaly

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