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Related to hiatus semilunaris: Ethmoidal bulla, Frontonasal duct, Ostiomeatal Unit

hiatus

A break or gap. In discussions of land, an area of land that lies between two parcels but appears from legal descriptions and public records to not be a part of either.

Example: A parcel 1,000 feet by 1,000 feet has been divided. In writing the deeds, though, parcel C's description started at the southeast corner and proceeded northward only 495 feet rather than the full 500 feet necessary to meet the boundary with parcel B. The missing 5 feet is the hiatus. A court might hold that property C's grantor still owns the 5-foot parcel, or it might reform the deed, or it might find that the owner of parcel B adversely possessed the 5-foot parcel.

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The expanded maxillary sinus had obliterated the left infundibulum, the hiatus semilunaris, the middle turbinate, and the middle meatus.
(5,6) Note that a Lusk ball probe was passed from the hiatus semilunaris superiorly into the ethmoid bulla through its patent ostium.
The anterior ethmoid cells drain into the middle meatus--of ten through the hiatus semilunaris superior, but sometimes through the anterior or lateral bulla wall, the ethmoid infundibulum, the hiatus semilunaris inferior, or the retrobullar recess.
(7) The secretions then traverse from the hiatus semilunaris to the medial wall of the inferior turbinate, and then they move posteriorly to the nasopharynx.