GlossaryAbscess: A collection of pus within a tissue, usually as a result of infection.
Meninges: The three membranous envelopes that cover the brain. The three layers are called pia mater, arachnoid mater and dura mater.
Nasal Polyps: Fleshy swellings that develop in the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses. These growths are non-cancerous.
Eustachian Tube: The tube that connects the middle ear and the back of the nose, draining the middle ear and regulating air pressure.
Periorbital Cellulitis: Inflammation and infection of the eyelid and skin around the eyes.
Mastoid Process: Round, honeycombed bony prominence located behind the ear.
Maxilla: Upper jaw bone.
Saline Water: A solution of salt and distilled water.
Nasal Irrigation: A procedure in which water is forced into one nostril and let out through the other to flush out excess mucus and debris from the nose.
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