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A 39-year-old female asked:

What is the x-ray of the throat and sinus?what it's mean inflammation in the throat?

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Dr. Warren Stiles
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Imaging: I do not know of a single X-ray of the sinuses and throat, though the areas could be imaged with several separate X-rays. Plain X-rays tend to be less specific in diagnosing particular issues than CT scans, which could actually encompass both areas. Inflammation is a tissue reaction, most commonly in response to infection or trauma. On a plain X-ray, it would manifest itself as tissue thickening.
Last updated May 24, 2015


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