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Ct scan results: frontal sinus is aplastic. Can you tell me what this means?

Ct scan results: frontal sinus is aplastic. Can you tell me what this means?

Normal variant: When your sinuses form they are typically filled with air and are lined with mucosa. Frontal sinuses, as well as, others may not form or they form incompletely. Aplastic is a term that describes an underdeveloped structure.

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I have had a CT scan & it shows a 10.5 cm retention cyst in my left frontal sinus. I have vertigo & headaches. How is this treated?

I have had a CT scan & it shows a 10.5 cm retention cyst in my left frontal sinus. I have vertigo & headaches. How is this treated?

Usually a small: Retention cyst is an asymptomatic and incidental finding, requiring no treatment. Talk to your doc about the relevance of the retention cyst in your case.

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Coronal ct scan of sinus (Tip)

Think twice about that CT Scan - the radiation dose can be about 200 times that of a Chest X Ray! ...See more

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I had a CT scan which identified a nasal polyp on both sides and in the left frontal sinus. It's size is 22mm. How long can I wait with the surgery?

I had a CT scan which identified a nasal polyp on both sides and in the left frontal sinus. It's size is 22mm. How long can I wait with the surgery?

Can't examine you: Can't see your scan. Ask the professionals that know you best, your PCP or your ENT Specialist. Know that the longer you wait, the larger the neoplasm grows, the more it will erode surrounding tissues, the longer and harder the surgery and the post surgical recovery.

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Ct scan of sinus report says: mild S shaped deformity of nasal septum with a large left apical osteophytes. Right sided concha Bullosa. Is this normal?

Ct scan of sinus report says: mild S shaped deformity of nasal septum with a large left apical osteophytes. Right sided concha Bullosa. Is this normal?

Yes: Normal variation, many do have these findings, don't mean a certain disease. The doctor who ordered the study would explain more, good luck

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Can ent dr see if u have etd by checking ears or only thru a ct scan of sinus and ears?

Can ent dr see if u have etd by checking ears or only thru a ct scan of sinus and ears?

ETD?: Eustachian tube dysfunction? Diagnosis can often by made by interview alone as symptoms/clinical course are typical. Aseptic swelling of the middle ear compartment (seen on ear exam) is supportive. CT scan will not help. If severe, and optimized treatment strategies for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, gastric reflux, etc fail; then ENT will sometimes place ear tubes.

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Is orbital CT scan and CT scan sinus the same?

Not quite: The CT of the sinuses focuses in on the sinuses (though the radiation goes through the entire skull) and generally covers the entire set of sinuses (sphenoid, maxillary, frontal, ethmoid). The orbital CT will cover the eye sockets (and those pictures are zoomed in). While the sinuses lies behind the eyes (& so they overlap), the focus & coverage of these scans are slightly different.

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Can a CT scan with no contrast always see a sinus issue or can it b missed for some reason?

Can a CT scan with no contrast always see a sinus issue or can it b missed for some reason?

Possibly: Ct scans of sinuses are generally very good tests to evaluate for sinus disease. However, all tests can have their faults. If there is still something wrong that fits into sinus disease then you may need to see an ENT and possibly get a scope.

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What to do if I had a sinus CT scan. I have received the report. Can anyone help me understand the findings?

What to do if I had a sinus CT scan. I have received the report. Can anyone help me understand the findings?

CT: You can speak with your doctor about the results. If you have a specific question, you can post it on HealthTap. Or, you can send a message to a HealthTap doc for more detail.

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Ct scan shows as 'bilateral fronto ethimoid and maxillary sinus ' how it can be cured thru medicine or by operating?

Try medicine first: This ct shows probable infection in the sinuses (i say "probable" because you didn't include the whole report). This can usually be treated with medicines- antibiotics before you would consider surgery. You should see your primary doctor for help with this, and then an ENT doctor if medicine is not helping.

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Could sinus CT scan show the nasopharynx?

Could sinus CT scan show the nasopharynx?

Yes: Nasopharynx is included in scan. See radiologyinfo. Org for discussion of ct sinuses.

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I had sinus CT scan last week. Can I have sinusitis with a normal ct?

I had sinus CT scan last week. Can I have sinusitis with a normal ct?

Possibly: One can have a normal looking ct with sinusitis, and abnormal ct with mild or no cold symptoms, it depends on how long things ahve been going on.

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I have sinus disease and benign maxillofacial sinus CT scan. What does that mean?

Sinus dx nl ct: It is hard to have sinus disease with a normal cat scan. You may have gotten a reading of benign findings. Basically this means it is negative for any masses or lesions. When you have a negative cr scan and nasal issues it is time to look elsewhere for abnormalities. I would check your allergies see an ENT or allergist and get worked up for this. Good luck and feel better!

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The report says "impression: benign maxillofacial sinus CT scan.".What does that mean?

It means: That there are no significant abnormalities, the scan is essentially normal.

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What does this mean, results from my CT SCAN - The right maxillary sinus demonstrates mild frothy secretions dependently. The right maxillary sinus o?

Nothing without Sx.: To discuss your CT scan findings, we need to know 1) your symptoms & 2) working diagnoses. The doctor who ordered the CT scan knows both. Use Prime if you want to discuss on HealthTap. Literally: the "maxillary sinus" is the air space beneath the cheekbone. "Frothy" refers to air bubbles in a fluid (mucus), seen in the lower (gravity-"dependent") portions of the sinus. Sinuses normally make mucus.

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I was told after a ct scan that I have a underdeveloped sphenoid sinus. I don't see my dr until next week. How common is this & what r the complication?

I was told after a ct scan that I have a underdeveloped sphenoid sinus. I don't see my dr until next week. How common is this & what r the complication?

It is relatively: Common to have developmental variations of one or more of the sinuses. Usually there is no clinical significance. It may be important to a surgeon if there is a need for surgery in the region. There is some association of sinus hypoplasia with cystic fibrosis and other skeletal anomalies, but more than likely it is just an incidental finding.

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more