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Doctor insights on: Absence Of Nasal Bone

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose. ...Read more

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Septal bone deviation and left maxillary mucosal cyst, salt taste, collection of csf, can it be the results of the pituritary gland or diease in brain

Septal bone deviation and left maxillary mucosal cyst, salt taste, collection of csf, can it be the results of the pituritary gland or diease in brain

Maybe: Typically, surgery is the most common cause of CSF leak and the cause of a salty taste in the mouth from pituitary disease. If there is no history of surgery, it is remotely possible that a pituitary tumor could grow large enough to cause a CSF leak but this would be the rare case. There is likely no relation of pituitary disease to septal deviation or mucosal cysts. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

What are the signs of a perforated nasal septum?

Bleeding and crustin: The signs of a perforated (hole in) nasal septum include nasal obstruction, scabbing, bleeding, and maybe noisy breathing. To prevent scabbing and bleeding, use saline nasal spray frequently. Keep a vaporizer in your bedroom to use at night. Go see an ENT to get a complete nasal exam. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a nasal fracture?

What are the signs of a nasal fracture?

Shape change or not: Signs (the appearance) of a nasal fracture can be change in shape, bleeding, bruising, swelling, or sometimes none of those. Signs are different than symptoms (what you feel)- these often include pain, blockage/congestion, numbness. Some patients have fractures, but no symptoms at all. Early exam and treatment (within 1 week) is most important to avoid hidden complications or long term problems. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone loss.?

Describe the features of bone loss.?

Varies: Bone loss features can vary. People may be asymptomatic to painful if associated with bone fractures. Bone mineral density (bmd) testing looks at bone quantitative amount. It does not determine bone quality. The quantity and quality of bone determine strength. Bone loss may be prevented/treated by bisphosphonates, denosumab, impact exercise, calcium, vitamin d. ...Read more

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Can a Mucous Retention Cyst in the inferior aspect of the left max sinus cause unilateral ptosis? CT also shows thickening of several ethmoid air cell

Can a Mucous Retention Cyst in the inferior aspect of the left max sinus cause unilateral ptosis? CT also shows thickening of several ethmoid air cell

No: No, very unlikely. Mucous retention cysts in the sinuses are very common. The ethmoid thickening is also unlikely to cause the issue. I would look for another reason for the ptosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum?

Nasal blockage: The most common symptom of a deviated septum is blockage of the nasal passages. This usually affects one side more than the other and never goes away. If you suffer from constant nasal blockage then you should be evaluated by a qualified ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a deviated septum?

What are the signs of a deviated septum?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Mucoperiosteal thickening of septum and turbinates producing near occlusion of nasal cavity CT reading. ..What does this mean?

Mucoperiosteal thickening of septum and turbinates producing near occlusion of nasal cavity CT reading. ..What does this mean?

Depends: Depends on the severity. Thickening of the septum lining and turbinate hypertrophy may be seen commonly in any condition that causes 'rhinitis' such as allergies or infection. In rare and severe cases, I have seen such findings in certain other conditions such as sarcoidosis, lupus, or wegener's granulomatosis. See an ENT for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can removal of a deviated septum free the voice of nasal sounds?

Can removal of a deviated septum free the voice of nasal sounds?

Sometimes: Correcting a deviated septum is designed to improve breathing through the nose. In some respects, this may help with a "nasal" voice, but is not the main focus of the surgery. Seek consultation with a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) surgeon. ...Read more

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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Barium xrays showd diffuse thickened appearance of the mucosal pattern of the jejunum and ileum raising suspicion of mucosal or submucosal edema. What does it mean and possible indications ?

Barium xrays showd diffuse thickened appearance of the mucosal pattern of the jejunum and ileum raising suspicion of mucosal or submucosal edema. What does it mean and possible indications ?

It depends on Sympto: You need to give us details about your medical history. Why was this Barium study done? what are your symptoms in the abdomen, if any?. These details are helpful to arrive at a solution and guide us further testing and in interpretation of tests. ...Read more

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I have significant amounts of fibrosis in the background of the slide of bone marrow tissue from the reaming for a femur nail. What could cause this?

I have significant amounts of fibrosis in the background of the slide of bone marrow tissue from the reaming for a femur nail. What could cause this?

Depends: If the fibrosis is there after the nail has been in place for a while, it may be just natural scarring that the body produces around a foreign body. However, if the fibrosis was found before the nail is in place, it could be a sign of a bone marrow problem; this would likely manifest with other symptoms like anemia or low platelet count. Discuss with your doctor to see the context! ...Read more

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Are allergies or colds more often the cause of swelling of the nasal passages?

Are allergies or colds more often the cause of swelling of the nasal passages?

Colds: Both allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and a viral upper respiratory tract infection (a "cold") cause nasal congestion. Almost all people get colds; about 30% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis. With allergies you never get a fever and any mucus drainage is clear. With both you get sneezing. Allergies typically cause more itching of nose and eyes. ...Read more

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Wat is the normal percent of lymphoctes present in the bone marrow aspirate?

Wat is the normal percent of lymphoctes present in the bone marrow aspirate?

It is probably a : Relatively wide range. This was studied in healthy bm samples in the 1980s. The reference is blood 1986 jun;67(6):1600-6. They found about 10% on average. ...Read more

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What problems result from ulceration of the mucous membrane of the nose?

Nasal vestibulitis: A raw area in the nose is frequently caused by a bacterial infection of the lining of the nose. Sometimes this is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus). If not going away it should be looked at by an ent. Frequently treated with Mupirocin ointment, sometimes in combination with Doxycycline antibiotic pills. ...Read more

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How traumatic is septoplasty? Lots of scar tissue common? Deviation in in the back of left nostril. Is that bone there?

How traumatic is septoplasty? Lots of scar tissue common? Deviation in in the back of left nostril. Is that bone there?

Septoplasty: Septoplasty is one of the best operations I perform on a regular basis. Fixing the deviation is analogous to seeing tv in black and white and then in color. Your breathing will be vastly different and you will feel wonderful. Do not fear this surgery. It is not very painful. Most patents do not use the pain meds I prescribe. 90% of my patients do not get nasal packing. There is bone there. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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