nasal cavity

Sinonasal tract

What is the sinonasal tract? When we breathe, air enters our body through our nose and mouth and travels down a long tube called the trachea into our lungs. The inside of the nose is called the nasal cavity and it helps to warm and clean the air before it reaches our lungs. The nasal …
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Sinonasal inflammatory polyp

What is a sinonasal inflammatory polyp? A sinonasal inflammatory polyp is a non-cancerous growth that may develop in the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses. Sinonasal inflammatory polyps can be caused by anything that leads to chronic inflammation in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses including allergies, upper respiratory tract infections, cystic fibrosis, aspirin intolerance, and …
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Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC)

What is sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma? Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) is a type of cancer that starts from cells normally found on the inside of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. This area of the body is called the sinonasal tract.¬†Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma is an aggressive disease with a poor prognosis. The tumour cells in sinonasal …
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