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Anterior Ethmoidal Cells
Respiratory System

Anterior Ethmoidal Cells

Cellulae ethmoideae anteriores

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The anterior ethmoidal cells consist of up to 11 cells, and are divided into groups, including the agger nasi cells, ethmoidal bulla, and suprabullar cells (Standring, 2020).

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Key Features/Anatomical Relations

The anterior ethmoidal cells drain into the ethmoidal infundibulum.


The ethmoidal cells contribute to adding resonance to the voice and decreasing the overall weight of the skull.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Frontal recess surgery

- Frontal sinusitis

- Endoscopic sinus surgery


Standring, S. (2020) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. 42nd edn.: Elsevier Health Sciences.

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