Middle nasal concha
|Middle nasal concha|
Ethmoid bone from behind.
Lateral wall of nasal cavity, showing ethmoid bone in position. (Middle nasal concha is at bottom of pink region.)
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The medial surface of the labyrinth of ethmoid consists of a thin lamella, which descends from the under surface of the cribriform plate, and ends below in a free, convoluted margin, the middle nasal concha.
It is rough, and marked above by numerous grooves, directed nearly vertically downward from the cribriform plate; they lodge branches of the olfactory nerves, which are distributed to the mucous membrane covering the superior nasal concha.
- Anatomy figure: 33:01-01 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Anatomy figure: 22:02-10 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- upstate.edu - Frontal
- Atlas image: rsa1p9 at the University of Michigan Health System - lateral
- Atlas image: rsa1p6 at the University of Michigan Health System - coronal
- Anatomy diagram: 34256.000-1 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier
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