Schneiderian epithelium

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Schneiderian epithelium/membrane is the unique lining of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, and is an ectodermally derived ciliated columnar epithelium with goblet cells. It differs from the similarly appearing respiratory epithelium, which is endodermally derived. 

History and etymology

It is named after Conrad Victor Schneider (1614-1680), a German physician from Wittenberg, Germany, in 1660 3,4.

Related pathology

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 46563
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Schneiderian membrane

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