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Sinuses are cavities or spongelike areas in bone. The frontal sinuses are located just above your inner corner of your eyebrow. You also have large sinuses on either side of your nose within the cheek bones. You cannot remove them. They are part of the skull. The sinuses are part of the filtration process performed in the respiratory tract to keep particulate matter from the air out of the respiratory tract. They also help to warm and moisten air going into the body. They do have a funtional purpose.
cshackelford, I agree with DzooBabys answer. If you are comtemplating sinus surgery it would be to open them up or remove any growths or polyps in there. Never heard of taking them out as they are a cavity. Everyone I know that has had this surgery it has helped with their nose breathing problems. I had the surgery in 1987 (things are more advanced now), & they went under & thru my gum above my teeth. Called a Calwell Luc. I had a benign tumor removed at that time, then they went thru the nostrils broke my nose to remove some cartilage. Of course I was asleep & didn't feel a thing. If have concerns & are thinking about having this done, you should address your concern to your physician. It's really not a bad surgery & does help! Good luck & let us know how it's going. Mary63
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