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Is orbital CT scan and CT scan sinus the same?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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 this strange offensive odor coming from my nose. Ent cleared CT not sinus problem, no dental problem. What else could it be. Please help.?

I have this strange offensive odor coming from my nose. Ent cleared CT not sinus problem, no dental problem. What else could it be. Please help.?

Netty pot: Dr. Hamid answer is excellent. If you think that it is coming from your nose, try the netty pot. Get at drug store. It is a small tea pot that you place hot salt water into it, then irrigate your nose with the water. In one nostril, then the other. Flushing out any impurities, etc. Can't hurt while you are waiting for the other tests. ...Read more

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I ve chronic middle+inferior turbinate swelling, possible causes pls? My CT for sinus was clear & allergy test negative, ve no runny nose /sneezing

I ve chronic middle+inferior turbinate swelling, possible causes pls? My CT for sinus was clear & allergy test negative, ve no runny nose /sneezing

Irritant: The causes of nasal congestion due to enlarged turbinates include: allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, non-allergic-irritant rhinitis from smoke, perfumes, cleaning chemicals, etc. Also hormonal changes can lead to rhinitis with nasal congestion in women. ...Read more

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Started ZPak 4days ago for sinus infection. Have vertigo, ringing ears, worsening pain right side of head, forhead,cheek+neck. Ct showed sinus cyst 2months prior. Burning sensation in nose. Warrant ER visit?

Started ZPak 4days ago for sinus infection. Have vertigo, ringing ears, worsening pain right side of head, forhead,cheek+neck. Ct showed sinus cyst 2months prior. Burning sensation in nose. Warrant ER visit?

Maybe: First, continue with your oral decongestants (loratidine, claritin, or benadryl), and also try Afrin nasal spray. If that doesn't help, you may need to see a physician. A short course of oral corticosteroids may help (prednisone, Medrol Dospak, etc). ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip. Ct sinus says low cribiform plate otherwise wnl. What does this mean?

Chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip. Ct sinus says low cribiform plate otherwise wnl. What does this mean?

You don't have : Sinusitis, post nasal drip could be from rhinitis, low crebriform plate could be a normal variant, please discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the study, take care ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed sinus fluid in my mastoids below ear. Dr recommended sudafed. Will that help?

Ct scan showed sinus fluid in my mastoids below ear. Dr recommended sudafed. Will that help?

Yes: A decongestant is often all that is needed to treat fluid within the mastoid air cells. Sometimes an antibiotic is given as well as this finding is commonly associated with inner ear infections. ...Read more

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Got nose CT scanned with sinus, it shows left concha bullosa and cyst in right sinus. I have post nasal drip. Are these symptomps of sinusitis?

Got nose CT scanned with sinus, it shows left concha bullosa and cyst in right sinus. I have post nasal drip. Are these symptomps of sinusitis?

Possible: A concha bullosa is an air containing middle turbinate (a normal structure in the lateral wall of the nose. This may be a normal anatomical variant unless the cat scan demonstrates it is opaque (filled with mucus). Depending on of the size of the cyst in the sinus, probably maxillary), I would definitely call this a rhino-sinusitis. Symptoms are complaints. Your statement is x-ray findings. ...Read more

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If sinus CT says, both sinus are patent, what does the word patent mean pls, my symptoms are nasal congestion, dryness, and trouble vid nasal breathin?

If sinus CT says, both sinus are patent, what does the word patent mean pls, my symptoms are nasal congestion, dryness, and trouble vid nasal breathin?

Patent = Open: In the context of you sinus ct — patent means that your sinuses are open and unobstructed (that's normal). In regard to your symptoms, you should have a discussion with your ENT doctor regarding why you are having difficulty with nasal breathing and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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I have forehead pain that comes when I move or focus eyes in upward or down ward optomolagust says eyes are good no sinusitus ct shows clear sinus?

I have forehead pain that comes when I move or focus eyes in upward or down ward optomolagust says eyes are good no sinusitus ct shows clear sinus?

Tension hdk: The most likely diagnosis is a muscle-contraction headache. Analgesics, muscle relaxation techniques, hot bath or sauna, sleep, avoidance of stressful situations, and message are often helpful treatments. ...Read more

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Tightness behind ears and inside ears that comes and goes. Pressure of middle ear is fine and CT sinus scan doesn't show any issues with ears. Thoughts?

Sounds like TMJ: There are many symptoms related to the ear area that occur when the jaw joint (also known as the temporomandibular joint — TMJ for short) is out of position, inflammed, degenerated, or traumatized. Often times the TMJ clicks, pops, or is tender when you put your finger into the ear canal and open and close your jaw. Splints and specialist care should be considered before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Would a ct scan and sinus scan show labyrinthitis? Or lack of blood flow to brain?

Would a ct scan and sinus scan show labyrinthitis? Or lack of blood flow to brain?

Doubtful: A standard CT scan of the brain would have challenges in determining inner ear issues or blood flow per se. Additional modifications would be needed for the latter (along with the appropriate clinical symptoms), and other types of scans would be better for evaluation for the former (e.g. MRI, again, with the appropriate symptoms). ...Read more

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What causes right eye pain when looking to the right (pain on right side of temple)? Ct scans of sinus and brain we're normal.

It could just be eye: Strain or inflammation of the muscles surrounding your eyeball. Consider seeing an ophthalmologist. Try taking otc nsaids. If there are no other symptoms such as visual blurring, headache, dizziness, fever etc, I won't worry much. (try to look at the left. It may help. Or are u watching too much tv or doing facebook? Joke!) take care! ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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