Coronal Section - head/sinuses

This coronal section cuts through the anterior region of the face. The frontal and maxillary air sinuses are readily seen within the bones of the cranium. Note the location of the frontal lobe of the brain with respect to the surrounding frontal air sinues.

The nasal turbinates lie in the midline of the face. Beneath the nasal region, the tongue resides within the mouth. Note the shape of the tongue, particularly the teardrop shaped area which connects it to the inside of the jaw (mandible).

Key points in this image
tongue | eye | nasal turbinates | maxillary sinus | frontal sinus | frontal lobe | olfactory_bulb |
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Module Name: 1704_head
Module Title: Coronal Section - head/sinuses
Image Info: Coronal section (1704) Visible Human Project
Created by: Lynn Bry
Last modified: January 23rd, 1997.

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