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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is a sinus plate in the context of middle ear infections?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Sorry: I am not sure what you mean by a sinus plate. Could you be more specific? I can reassure you that a middle ear infection does not cause sinusitis. It is true however at age 31 that a viral infection in the nose and back of the nose can lead to a simultaneous infection in the paranasal sinuses and the middle ear. But middle ear infections always start in the back of the nose.

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