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A 50-year-old male asked:

Ct scan the frontal sinuses are well-developed. there is mild mucosal thickening involving the inferior aspect of the bilateral frontal sinuses.

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
What's the question?: You have given us a statement, not a question. I assume you want to know what the radiological diagnosis means. In my experience, when a radiologist states mild mucosal thickening in any sinus, it is probably not of much clinical significance. Are you symptomatic, are other sinuses involved, do you have headaches, and finally are you ill? We need to know these things to help you.
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Dr. Robert Greenheck
Preventive Medicine 53 years experience
Probably is ok.: Probably is ok. If you are having pain or stuffiness in the affected area, would consult your Dr..
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Dr. Eric Kelts
Dr. Eric Kelts commented
Neurology 27 years experience
I agree with Dr. Greenheck. "Mild mucosal thickening" can sometimes be a remnant of a recent sinusitis (either recovering from one or early in the course), but is usually not an indicator if anything serious. Discuss with your primary doctor or an ENT if you develop forehead pain or sinus drainage.
Aug 5, 2014
Last updated May 21, 2016


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