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What diffuse disease of the ethmoid cells is agin noted without change probably related to the polyposis means?

What diffuse disease of the ethmoid cells is agin noted without change probably related to the polyposis means?

Chronic sinusitis: I assume this refers to the radiologist's interpretation of a ct scan of the sinuses. The ethmoid sinuses are located between the eyes and diffuse disease refers to thickening of tissue within the entire sinus. The thickened tissue generally represents chronic sinus infection although polyps can also cause this. The radiologist sees masses in the nose that look like polyps. ...Read more

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Can a retention cyst in the max sinus. Amuse unilateral ptopsis? Moderate thickening of several of the ethmoid cells?? What does this all mean.

Can a retention cyst in the max sinus. Amuse unilateral ptopsis? Moderate thickening of several of the ethmoid cells?? What does this all mean.

Possibly: Sounds as though you've had a study to evaluate this and so clearly the doctor who ordered the study should be answering your questions. Any of us would only be guessing on this small fragment of information. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is ethmoid air cells?

What is ethmoid air cells?

Part of sinuses: Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/ethmoid_sinus for more info.

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Seen in my MRI result is a 0.5 x 0.5 CM bright t2w signal focus is noted within a left ethmoid air cell. What is it, please?

Seen in my MRI result is a 0.5 x 0.5 CM bright t2w signal focus is noted within a left ethmoid air cell. What is it, please?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Mucosal thickening in the right great than left maxillary & sphenoid sinuses with scattered mucosal disease in ethmoid air cells. What's this mean?

Mucosal thickening in the right great than left maxillary & sphenoid sinuses with scattered mucosal disease in ethmoid air cells. What's this mean?

Maybe nothing: The fact that you have scattered mucosal thickening (not necessarily disease) in the sinuses does not necessarily equate to disease. Do you have yellow-green nasal discharge, post nasal discharge, pain or pressure in the face or top of the head? These are the major symptoms of rhino-sinusitis. In other words, are you feeling ill? Check with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Brain Mri states; minimal signal within a left ethmoid air cell, what does that mean?

Brain Mri states; minimal signal within a left ethmoid air cell, what does that mean?

Probably nothing: The radiologist probably is referring to minimal sinus fluid, but to be sure you should ask him/her directly ...Read more

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"There is mucosal thickening in the maxillary and ethmoid air  cells as well as in the mastoids bilaterally" this was in my 2 1/2 year old sons MRI?

"There is mucosal thickening in the maxillary and ethmoid air 
cells as well as in the mastoids bilaterally" this was in my 2 1/2 year old sons MRI?

Talk to Doctor: Could be indicative of a sinus infection requiring antibiotics and/or corticosteroids. Talk to your doctor about the results and correlate them to his clinical presentation. If your son is symptomatic then he might require treatment. ...Read more

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Partial opacification of the bilateral mastoid air cells, middle ear, ethmoid air cells. Meaning?

Partial opacification of the bilateral mastoid air cells, middle ear, ethmoid air
cells. Meaning?

Inflammation: May be due to allergy, a viral or bacterial infection or its residual. Need more history to better define. Speak to your doctor who ordered the test and get an understanding of what was being looked for. ...Read more

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Had an MRI done everything normal mostly except mild ethmoid air cell and bilateral maxillary sinus thickening but don't get sinus headaches explain?

Had an MRI done everything normal mostly except mild ethmoid air cell and bilateral maxillary sinus thickening but don't get sinus headaches explain?

Mild mucosal: thickening of the sinuses is a common incidental MRI finding that is often seen in patients with no symptoms. If you are not having symptoms, it is likely of no significance and requires no treatment. ...Read more

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Plz explain.minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes.mildly increased ethmoid air cells.no acute sinusitis or osseous changes .

Plz explain.minimal to mild chronic appearing paranasal sinus inflammatory changes.mildly increased ethmoid air cells.no acute sinusitis or osseous changes .

Sinusitis: It usually means that you a lingering mild chronic inflammation in your sinuses often associated with allergies. It usually is self limiting but if you are having bothersome symptoms would try a nasal spray such as Flonase ...Read more

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It's been 6 month that I always have a blocked nostril R or L.my CT reveals a thickening of one of my right posterior ethmoid air cell. What can I do?

Blocked nostril: The two are most likely unrelated. Thickening in air cell may be just a CT finding and may not warrant an invasive procedure, depends on symptoms, failure of medical treatment. See ENT about blockage. This may be amenable to surgery ...Read more

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Minor Musocal thickening within the left frontal sinus, the ethmoid air cells and right maxillary atrium found in MRI scan, have bad frontal headaches?

Minor Musocal thickening within the left frontal sinus, the ethmoid air cells and right maxillary atrium found in MRI scan, have bad frontal headaches?

Mucosal thickening: What you are describing is completely normal with incidental finding of mucosal thickening on MRI. It is very common to see mild sinus mucosal thickening on MRI. It is not diagnostic of sinus infection or sinus obstruction. The cause of your headache is unlikely to be related to your sinuses. ...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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Mri showed sinusitis ethmoid air cells and mucosal thickening frontal as well as sphenoid sinuses. I been dealing with front headaches and eye pain.

Mri showed sinusitis ethmoid air cells and mucosal thickening frontal as well as sphenoid sinuses. I been dealing with front headaches and eye pain.

MRI very sensitive: Just because you have something in the sinus, it does not mean it is the cause of your symptoms. Retention cysts are common. Does light or sound bother you when you have the headache? Do you have visual changes before the headache comes? If so you may have migraine allergies can also have these MRI findings. ...Read more

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Ct results1mild mucosal thickening involving the ethmoid air cells and small mucous retention in the left maxillary sinus.2small concha bullosa bilaterally without ostiomeatal stenosis. Please explain?

Ct results1mild mucosal thickening involving the ethmoid air cells and small mucous retention in the left maxillary sinus.2small concha bullosa bilaterally without ostiomeatal stenosis. Please explain?

Sinus CT: Concha bullosa are common anatomic variants of bones in the nasal cavity. When they are large, they can obstruct the sinus drainage pathway and predispose to sinusitis. When small, usually of no concern. Small mucus retention cysts and mild mucosal thickening may be related to mild chronic sinusitis. However, these mild findings may not even cause noticeable symptoms. ...Read more

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What is rare anterior ethmoid nerve syndrome?

What is rare anterior ethmoid nerve syndrome?

Headache Variant: Anterior ethmoid nerve syndromes is a series of symptoms resulting from irritation of the terminal branches of the anterior ethmoidal nerve. The referred pains arising from this nerve are chiefly of the sinus type but may also take the form of headache, sometimes of a migrainous character. ...Read more

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What is mucoperiosteal thickening of ethmoid sinus?

What is mucoperiosteal thickening of ethmoid sinus?

Sinusitis: Thickening of the lining of the sinuses, the mucoperiostium, is CT scan finding indicating inflammation of the sinuses. The ethmoid sinuses are the sinuses between the eyes. ...Read more

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How is an ethmoid mucocele removed surgically? Necessary to remove uncinate?

How is an ethmoid mucocele removed surgically? Necessary to remove uncinate?

Endoscopic surgery : An ethmoid mucocele means there is an air pocket or cell in your ethmoid sinus that is being expanded by mucus, progressively enlarging. It could cause pressure on the orbit, optic nerve , or skull base. To gain access to the ethmoid cavity in endoscopic sinus surgery requires removal of the uncinate, then draining of the mucocele. Instruments are used to grasp and remove diseased tissues. ...Read more