U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
NJ
A 60-year-old male asked:

Hi doctors! i had an mri of the brain/skull base (which thank god did not find anything serious)! the radiologist did, however report "new complete opacification of the left frontal sinus"-what is done for this? what are the symptoms and treatment?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Focal sinusitis: Your left frontal sinus is, assuming lack of trauma, likely chronically infected. This likely will require medication, and could benefit from nasal rinses (?neti-pot). An otolaryngologist might be needed. Start with your current doctors ASAP.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 60-year-old male asked:
I had an MRI which reported new near complete opacification left frontal sinus--could this be from a cancer tumor? If I don't have symptoms, do I need treatment? How would I know if the opacification is from cancer? MRI report did not elaborate on it?
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Sinus issues: The opacification likely represents chronic localized fluid or pus, and would be very unusual to possess a cancer tumor within your frontal sinus. Di... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 60-year-old male asked:
My MRI report says notes "New Near complete opacification of the left frontal sinus"----could this be from cancer tumor? I don't have any apparently noticeable symptoms-- what would you suggest that I do to follow up?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Radiology report: I saw your earlier post about this issue. It is really important to discuss specific medical questions you have about your test results with the medic... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 26-year-old female asked:
Hi doctor my mother age 56 yrs has a frontal lobe granuloma of 4mm size in MRI brain.What are the causes and treatment of this condition?
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 37 years experience
Rx and cause depend: I am sorry to hear about your about your mother but don't get too worried yet. The list of causes is numerous. Usually we do some routine labs and f... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 60-year-old male asked:
I asked earlier. I had MRI with "complete opacification of the left frontal sinus". I did not mention that I do not have any symptoms, at least none of which I am aware. Does this opacification still need to be treated? Why don't I have any symptoms?
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Chronic: The films do not suggest an acute problem, but rather, a chronic one. Any infection would be low level, insidious, and of minimal impact unless an ex... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old male asked:
I have been diagnosed with brain damage/gliosis/low grade glioma in left frontal lobe. Doctors are still not sure what it is. Only MRI done?
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Not Yet Sure: I suspect an abnormality was seen that could be one of the following: 1. Gliosis. 2. Low Grade Glioma Quite different problems. I. is benign and 2.... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 8, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.