A member asked:

I had mri. what does this mean "near complete opacification left frontal sinus with peripheral mucosal thinking in central t1 hyperintense proteinaceous secretions. several contiguous opacified left anterior ethmoid air cells too. rest of sinus clear?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Translation: The sinus cavities in the skull make it lighter by developing as you get older & filling with air. The comment "complete opacification" just means the spaces where air was expected (and darker on x-ray) are full of fluid so they are denser than expected. Whether this is just trapped fluid or pus is for your doctor to decide.

Answered 1/9/2021


Dr. Bradford Patt answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Sinus issues : Opacification in a sinus localized in one or two sinuses can be a localized infection, sinus polyps, or a tumor. It should evaluated by an otolaryngologist

Answered 1/10/2021



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