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Gamerra, M. and De Luca, R. (2004) Un modello semplice per descrivere gli effetti sulla ventilazione sinusale del flusso d’aria immessa nella cavità nasale. Giornale di Fisica, XLV, 225-228.

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  • TITLE: Nose and Sinus Air Flow Model

    AUTHORS: R. De Luca, M. Gamerra, G. Sorrentino, E. Cantone

    KEYWORDS: Air Flow Model, Nose and Sinus, Bernoulli's Equation

    JOURNAL NAME: Natural Science, Vol.6 No.10, June 18, 2014

    ABSTRACT: Air flow in nose and sinuses is studied by means of a simple model based on the steady-state ideal fluid flow assumption and repeated use of Bernoulli’s equation. In particular, by describing flow of air drawn in through the vestibulumnasi during inspiration, we investigate how ventilation of the maxillary sinus is affected by surgical removal of part of the lateral walls of the nasal cavity close to the ostiummeatal complex. We find that, according to the model proposed, removal of tissues from this inner part of the nasal cavity may cause a decrease of the flux rate from the maxillary sinus.