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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. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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. ...Read 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. ...Read more

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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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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

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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

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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