Ethmoiditis is an inflammation of the ethmoidal cells in the sinuses, the air-filled cavities behind the nose and between the eyes.
See also: Sinusitis
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The sinuses are hollow cavities within the facial bones. Sinuses are not fully developed until after age twelve. When people speak of sinus infections, they are most frequently referring to the maxillary and frontal sinuses.
Review Date : 10/18/2009
Reviewed By : Alan Lipkin, MD, Otolaryngologist, Private Practice, Denver, Colorado. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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