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A 28-year-old female asked:

Ct results1mild mucosal thickening involving the ethmoid air cells and small mucous retention in the left maxillary sinus.2small concha bullosa bilaterally without ostiomeatal stenosis. please explain?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Sinus CT: Concha bullosa are common anatomic variants of bones in the nasal cavity. When they are large, they can obstruct the sinus drainage pathway and predispose to sinusitis. When small, usually of no concern. Small mucus retention cysts and mild mucosal thickening may be related to mild chronic sinusitis. However, these mild findings may not even cause noticeable symptoms.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Mild: Sinus infection of the ethmoid sinuses that has probably been there a while. The remainder of the findings are incidental and really don't have anything to do with how you feel
Last updated May 18, 2019

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