nasal meatus

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Related to nasal meatus: nasal sinus, nasal fossa, nasal spine
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Noun1.nasal meatus - the passages in the nasal cavity formed by the projections of the nasal conchae
meatus - a natural body passageway
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The cysts may efface the medial nasolabial fold, often lifting the nasal ala, and can variably distort the nostril and occlude the inferior nasal meatus.
Suction examination is useful to confirm the diagnosis of nasal polyps and to detect hidden polyps in the nasal meatus and behind the turbinates.
In patients in whom it is curved medially to a greater extent than usual, the free margin of the uncinate process can protrude into and sometimes in some patients even out of the middle nasal meatus.