Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
135 Doctors are Online

What makes the bones in sinus cavity look like sponge?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 1583 Questions
what makes the bones in your sinus cavity looked like sponge.
Posted Thu, 4 Jul 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 1 hour later

Sinuses are called Pneumatic bones.
So the bones are designed in a way which helps them to hold the air inside their bony structure.
This makes the bones of the sinuses to look like sponge.

Head is the heaviest structure in your body weighing about 5.5 kgs. So to make it feel lighter sinuses are designed to hold air inside(Pneumatic bones).

Hope the answer helps you.
Pleased to answer other queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor