Sphenoethmoidal recess

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Sphenoethmoidal recess
Lateral wall of nasal cavity
(sphenoethmoidal recess labeled at top)
Latin Recessus sphenoethmoidalis
TA A06.1.02.022
FMA 59734
Anatomical terminology

The sphenoethmoidal recess is a small space in the nasal cavity into which the sphenoidal sinus opens. It lies posterior and superior to the superior concha.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • Anatomy figure: 33:04-04 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The turbinates have been cut and removed to illustrate the meatus and openings into them."