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What is ethmoid sinus mucosal disease?

What is ethmoid sinus mucosal disease?

Between the eyes: The ethmoid sinuses are between the eyes and are commonly the result of viral and or bacterial infections starting in the nose. The answer to your question is the ethmoid sinuses are infected and the lining membrane is thickened. The only method to prove your diagnosis is with a cat scan of the sinuses. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Recent CT scan show mucosal thickening in ethmoid sinus. Have balloon sinuplasty scheduled, but curious....symptoms onset coincided with starting to use a Fitibit. Any possibility that they are related (i.e. medial nerve irritant)? Or coincidence?

Recent CT scan show mucosal thickening in ethmoid sinus. Have balloon sinuplasty scheduled, but curious....symptoms onset coincided with starting to use a Fitibit. Any possibility that they are related (i.e. medial nerve irritant)? Or coincidence?

Detective work: To decide whether or not facial sinus symptoms are related to getting a Fitbit or merely coincidental requires detective work. What changed in one's life after getting the Fitbit? If one started exercising with others, that would mean more exposures to potential upper respiratory infections. If one started walking or running outdoors, that means more exposures to airborne allergens and irritants. ...Read more

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What decongestant, nasal spray and antibiotic should I take for mild ethmoid sinus disease?

What decongestant, nasal spray and antibiotic should I take for mild ethmoid sinus disease?

Sinus disease: This is a complex question and it depends on the severity of your symptoms and if this is a chronic problem. Chronic sinusitis is best treated with saline nasal washes. You should see your doctor if this is an acute problem for proper treatment ...Read more

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Husband's cat scan showed bilateral ethmoid sinus disease and mild right maxillary sinus disease. He went by ambulance to hospital from a case of sev?

Husband's cat scan showed bilateral ethmoid sinus disease and mild right maxillary sinus disease. He went by ambulance to hospital from a case of sev?

Unclear question: The reported CT scan findings do not seem particularly serious, but without more details - and a question that isn't cut off - cannot provide any insight into further actions. ...Read more

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Mucoperiosteal thickening within the ethmoid sinus, what to do?

Meds, maybe surgery: This finding on CT is indicative of sinus inflammation. This may be controllable with medical therapy, including antibiotics, steroids, alllergy treatment. When this fails, sinus surgery may be the best option. ...Read more

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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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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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I was diagnosed with ethmoid sinus disease by CT scan. I was also dx with high blood pressure. Started Bystolic (nebivolol) one week ago. Can this sinus condition?

I was diagnosed with ethmoid sinus disease by CT scan. I was also dx with high blood pressure. Started Bystolic (nebivolol) one week ago. Can this sinus condition?

Ethmoid Sinusitis: Hello, the CT shows that you have sinusitis which has many causes however a sinusitis directly resulting from bystolic (nebivolol) BP medication I don't think has been reported. Things you can do to help resolve the sinusitis is saline sinus rinse 2x/day BEFORE using an over the counter nasal steroid spray like Nasacort, Flonase or Rhinacort. I usually recommend ibuprofen as well. If no improvement, see ENT. ...Read more

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Brain MRI reveals complete opacification of the bilateral frontal and ethmoid sinus, otherwise normal, could this be cause of daily head pressure?

Brain MRI reveals complete opacification of the bilateral frontal and ethmoid sinus, otherwise normal, could this be cause of daily head pressure?

Quite possibly: MRI findings suggest sinusitis, probably chronic, depending on duration of symptoms. Discuss with FP or ENT ways of alleviating symptoms—decongestants + NSAID, for example. But ENT may suggest surgery to widen openings to sinuses to promote better drainage. ...Read more

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What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My CT scan showed sphenoid and ethmoid chronic sinus disease. As well as a deviated septum with spurring. Will I need surgery to cure this?

My CT scan showed sphenoid and ethmoid chronic sinus disease. As well as a deviated septum with spurring. Will I need surgery to cure this?

Perhaps: If the sinusitis failed to clear after a 3-week course of abx and at least a week of oral steroid, surgery may be the only option especially when obstruction of drainage is noted. ...Read more

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Can ethmoid and sphenoid sinus diesease be cured with medication?

Can ethmoid and sphenoid sinus diesease be cured with medication?

Depends: Its sounds although you have intractable sinus disease. Given your prior hx:
bilateral medial turbinectomies. Resection of medial walls, of both maxillary sinuses, and a partial ethmoidectony; you might need surgical intervention but I would ask your physician. ...Read more

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MRI says, minor mucosal disease in the sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening. Should I be concerned?

MRI says, minor mucosal disease in the sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening. Should I be concerned?

Usually no: Mild mucosal thickening in the sinuses is commonly seen on MRI. It can be the result of allergies. Fluid in the sinuses is more concerning as it can indicate infection (sinusitis) ...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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Hi can a sinus mucosal disease cause ear infections?

Hi can a sinus mucosal disease cause ear infections?

All connected: The middle ear by some ENT experts is considered part of the sinus system in the head, yes it can be affected by sinus disease, and can have otitis media ...Read more

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Mri for dizziness and foggy feeling shows, minor mucosal disease in sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid mucosal thickening. What does this mean? Thank you

Mri for dizziness and foggy feeling shows, minor mucosal disease in sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid mucosal thickening. What does this mean? Thank you

Probably not: Can be either chronic infection which is less likely or possibly chronic hay fever or allergies. I agree most likely is not causing dizziness and foggy feelings. Further vertigo testing would be necessary to better determine cause of dizziness. ...Read more

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My CT say's, I've mild mucosal disease of the ethmoid sinuses. Most of the time I feel like I am not breathing. I forget to breath. What can I do

My CT say's, I've mild mucosal disease of the ethmoid sinuses. Most of the time I feel like I am not breathing. I forget to breath. What can I do

Many options: The ct is telling you there is mild inflammation of the ethmoid sinuses, but that has no effect on breathing. You breathe through your nasal passages, so a deviated septum, turbinate congestion, polyps, and other intranasal obstructions can affect breathing. Allergies certainly can contribute. Discuss this with an ENT specialist to see if there is some help for you with medication or surgery. ...Read more

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Brain MRI show bilateral mucosal disease, mexillary, ethmoid, sphenoid & frontal sinuses involvement. Why is my dr. Not treating it with anything? Headeac

Brain MRI show bilateral mucosal disease, mexillary, ethmoid, sphenoid & frontal sinuses involvement. Why is my dr. Not treating it with anything? Headeac

Symptoms?: We see this frequently to certain degrees on many many scans in asymptomatic people. Since it sounds like you have a headache, it's worth treating, but may not help. This is not generally a sign of acute sinusitis. ...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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My MRI shows severe mucoperiosteal thickening in the right ethmoid air cell. Could this be causing severe sinus headaches?

My MRI shows severe mucoperiosteal thickening in the right ethmoid air cell. Could this be causing severe sinus headaches?

Mri: Good question. If the inflammation is enough to block the sinus openings, it may cause headaches on that same side. One treatment may be an OTC steroid nasal spray ...Read more

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Can a septal spur cause excessive mucus secretions and/or sinus problems? Particularly of the ethmoid sinuses?

Can a septal spur cause excessive mucus secretions and/or sinus problems? Particularly of the ethmoid sinuses?

Possible: Any anatomical deformity may affect sinus drainage, hence create sinus problems, need to consult an ENT. ...Read more

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Is image guided sinus surgery a standard recommendation for ethmoid mucocele for someone who's had previous rhinoplasty?

Is image guided sinus surgery a standard recommendation for ethmoid mucocele for someone who's had previous rhinoplasty?

No: Image guidance can be helpful though, particularly if the mucocele is in the superior or posterior ethmoid, or there has been previous sinus surgery. Rhinoplasty history should not be a factor. ...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