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agger

[′a·jər]
(civil engineering)
A material used for road fill over low ground.

agger

1. In ancient Rome, an earthwork; an artificial mound or rampart.
2. The fill for a road over low ground.
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Agger nasi cells arise from the anterior ethmoid sinus.
A pneumatized agger nasi cell produces a prominence or bulge along the lateral nasal wall anterosuperior to the anterior attachment of the middle turbinate.
The prevalence of the agger nasi cell in the general population is not known with certainty.
The agger nasi cell appears as a mound or eminence in the lateral wall of the nose, anterior to the origin of the middle turbinate.
Bolger et al (15) in 1991 and Lund et a1 (8) in 1997 reported that there were wide variations in the reported prevalence of anomalies in the agger nasi, concha bullosa, and Haller's cells.
It is also important to avoid excessive removal near the attachment of the vertical portion of the middle turbinate or the agger nasi because this might disrupt the attachment to the cribriform plate.