Top
20
Doctor insights on: Ct Sinus Coronal Only

Share
1

1
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. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
3 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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. ...Read more

3

3
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How long does a sinus CT take?

How long does a sinus CT take?

Sinus CT: Sinus CTs take a couple of minutes to do. Most are done without contrast so you do not need an IV unless your doctor is looking for an enhancing mass, which I doubt in your case. You just need to hold still and do not move through the scanner ( which is shaped like a doughnut). Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

7

7
What is the definition or description of: sinus ct?

Sinus CT scan: A sinus ct (also called "cat" scan) is a quick and painless way of making high-resolution x-ray images of your sinus cavities. Doctors order this if they suspect sinus inflammation/infection or possible masses causing nasal or facial symptoms such as nasal blockage, bleeding, pain or discharge. Radiation is involved, so frequent exams are not recommended. www.mainlineent.com. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Super bad sinus pain and sinus CT "showed nothing" how an this be! And why am I still having pain?

Super bad sinus pain and sinus CT "showed nothing" how an this be! And why am I still having pain?

Look for other cause: Problem for otolaryngologists are patients who present with recurrent, persistent sinus pain out of proportion to findings on physical exam.Patients experienced documented acute sinusitis in past often present new similar symptoms, lack objective evidence of new active sinus infection.These patients may or may not be experiencing an upper respiratory tract infection/nasal drip.Remain vigilant. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
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. ...Read more

13

13
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. ...Read more

14

14
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. ...Read more

15

15
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. ...Read more

16

16
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! ...Read more

17

17
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. ...Read more

19

19
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. ...Read more

20

20
I was told after a ct scan that I have a underdeveloped sphenoid sinus. I dont 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 dont 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. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
1 doctor shared a insight

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