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A 61-year-old male asked:

Hi doctors. i'm having a ct scan of the sinuses. the mri of the brain from december, 2020 found opacification, but no tumor, nor did a visual endoscopy of my sinuses in the office....is it likely that there still may be tumors found on the ct scan?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
No, appears likely that any neoplastic lesions have been excluded. But if you still have misgivings, you could consider a virtual consult on the paid portion of our site (www.connect@healthtap.com). Also, if not done yet, have an otolaryngologist manage your issues. CAT scan may reveal polyps but doubt a tumor per se.
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hello, a sinus opacification may suggest polyps, a fungal infection and possibly a wart like lesion called inverting papilloma. A nasal endoscopy may not show anything. Inside the sinus, fluid or trapped mucus could cause the opacification but also could any soft tissue including a tumor. See your ENT doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment.
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