Microvascular anatomy of the nose.

The microvasculature of the nose consists of: 1) A dense subepithelial network of capillaries, with fenestrations between the endothelial cells. This network provides nutrients to the epithelium and glands, and allows passage of water into the lumen for evaporation and air-conditioning. 2) A system of capacitance vessels or sinuses, which when they distend… CONTINUE READING