A 45-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what are some reasons why you might need surgery and a catscan on the sinuses?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Theodore Grellner
47 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Several reasons: Though I am not an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) doctor, the panoramic x-rays I commonly get as an oral surgeon can reveal masses in the maxillary sinus. Abnormalities of these sinuses can range from a benign collection of mucus to chronic sinusitis to a malignant growth. The CT will give him a better look; if it looks suspicious, the surgeon may need to explore the sinus to biopsy/remove the lesion.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chronic sinusitis: Sinus surgery only has a 50% success rate for chronic sinusitis. However you will need to rule out a fungal sinusitis or the presence of an impaired i ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get second opinion: If the CT sinus is clear, I don't know what the surgeon can remove with the surgery. Reflux can also cause a sensation of thick mucus at the throat. ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Cohen
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes and no: Image guided sinus surgery allows your surgeon to more accurately identify where they are working in an effort to reduce the chance of surgical injury ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Post facial fracture: From the information you give, you should be in the clear for your planned travel.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month