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Doctor insights on: Frontal Sinus Osteoma

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Do i need surgery? I have a 7mm osteoma in the midline left frontal sinus.There is an additional 8mm osteoma or benign hemangioma in the midline frontal calvarium. Ave

Do i need surgery? I have a 7mm osteoma in the midline left frontal sinus.There is an additional 8mm osteoma or benign hemangioma in the midline frontal calvarium.



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Osteomas : Osteomas are benign, slowly growing, and rarely need surgery in general unless they are symptomatic (usually pain by expanding into sensitive lining tissue of the sinus) or creating functional obstruction by blocking the natural pathways that the frontal sinus drains into the nose. In your case this is probably not the case and it could easily be monitored by ct imaging at extended intervals. ...Read more

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7mm osteoma in the midline right frontal sinus with chronic headaches over eyes for 3 months?

7mm osteoma in the midline right frontal sinus with chronic headaches over eyes for 3 months?

Most osteomas: are incidentally discovered on imaging, are asymptomatic, and require no treatment. Occasionally they are located in a position that might obstruct sinus drainage and thereby cause symptoms. Talk to your doc about whether this finding could potentially be symptomatic, or, more likely, is not significant, in your case. ...Read more

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How do you treat frontal sinus hypoplasia?

How do you treat frontal sinus hypoplasia?

Frontal sinus: Frontal sinus hypoplasia is a description of the sinus anatomy. It indicates a limited development of a frontal sinus. By itself, it does not indicate any disease and may not require any treatment. If you have symptoms of sinus disease, you should see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Why does my frontal sinus feel really clogged?

Why does my frontal sinus feel really clogged?

Probably sinusitis: The feeling of "clogged" sinuses is almost always an indication of sinusitis. As the hollow sinuses fill with fluid, it produces pressure on the walls which leads to that sensation. If you have symptoms of infection, an antibiotic can help. If you have allergies, an antihistamine and decongestant may reduce swelling and allow drainage. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit for evaluation. ...Read more

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My frontal sinus feels really clogged. What can I do?

My frontal sinus feels really clogged. What can I do?

Need diagnosis: You can not expect treatment unless you truly have a diagnosis of frontal sinusitis. The area above your eyes may not necessarily be your sinuses. The only scientific method of proving that you have a "clogging" of your frontal sinus is a cat scan of the sinuses. See an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What problems can you have with frontal sinus hypoplasia?

What problems can you have with frontal sinus hypoplasia?

Frontal sinus: Frontal sinus hypoplasia is a description of the sinus anatomy. It indicates a limited development of a frontal sinus. By itself, it does not indicate any disease and may not require any treatment. If you have symptoms of sinus disease, you should see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my frontal sinus feels really clogged?

What do you suggest if my frontal sinus feels really clogged?

Blocked frontals: Hello. My recommendations are to use a saline wash to remove thickened mucus from your nose. Then use Afrin nasal spray. After spraying, tilt your head back and hang off the edge of your bed. You will feel the medication move towards the frontal sinus opening. Remain in this position for a few minutes. Do this twice daily but no longer than 5 days. This usually does the trick. ...Read more

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What is frontal sinus?

Forehead sinus: The frontal sinus is the sinus in the forehead. ...Read more

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Soft tissue density is seen at the frontal sinus. What does this indicate?

Soft tissue density is seen at the frontal sinus. What does this indicate?

Need more info: The presence of a density in the frontal sinus on a cat scan may be insignificant. We need more information on the size of the density, whether or not you have symptoms of pain, fullness or pressure in that area of the head. A radiologist may see a density of a few mm. Which is insignificant. Tell us more about the specifics of this density and your symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean left frontal sinus is hypoplastic?

Hypoplastic sinus: It just means that your sinus is small. It usually does not cause a problem. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my frontal sinus feels really clogged?

Blocked frontals: Hello. My recommendations are to use a saline wash to remove thickened mucus from your nose. Then use Afrin nasal spray. After spraying, tilt your head back and hang off the edge of your bed. You will feel the medication move towards the frontal sinus opening. Remain in this position for a few minutes. Do this twice daily but no longer than 5 days. This usually does the trick. ...Read more

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Is there pain following frontal sinus stent placement?

Is there pain following frontal sinus stent placement?

Shouldn't be: The nostrils may be sore from the access but, the sinus, itself, doesn't have the kind of pain receptors you're thinking about. You shouldn't really have much discomfort after the surgery. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this pain in my left frontal sinus?

How can I get rid of this pain in my left frontal sinus?

Sinus headache: Hello, i would recommend taking otc ibuprophen as directed. You could add Acetaminophen as well. This could resolve this pain. If it persists, see your doctor. It could be a sinusitis needing an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur xray report says absent left frontal sinus thanks?

Clarify with Radiolo: This may mean they can not visualize the r frontal sinus on your x-ray, (but the definitive answer would come from discussing with the radiologist to find exactly what they meant by that description). ...Read more

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I have chronic frontal sinus, recently the pain is increased to a whole new extent which makes me vomit, have taken lots of medicines but no difference?

Frontal sinus: You need to see your physician and have a ct of your sinuses performed. Then you can find out what is wrong and how to treat the problem. ...Read more

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I have pressure on my frontal sinus area. Any idea what it could be or have to get rid of it?

Acute?: If this is something that has just started it could be a cold or viral sinus infection or allergies. I would take OTC decongestant for a couple of days. If this is something that has been going on for a while then you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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After a very violent sneeze, later I noticed an indent on frontal sinus right between my eyebrows. Quite painful to the touch. Should I be worried?

Yes: Sneezing should not cause any damage to your system. If you develop an indent which is painful, it should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having dry cough from 3 month, now P.N.S xray showed that mucosal thickening noted in maxillary sinus and frontal sinus appear hypoplastic. help?

I am having dry cough from 3 month, now P.N.S xray showed that mucosal thickening noted in maxillary sinus and frontal sinus appear hypoplastic. help?

Maybe: People with chronic sinusitis often have a persisting cough as one of their main, or only, symptoms. The mucosal thickening of the maxillary sinus is often indicative of chronic sinusitis. The hypo plastic frontal sinus just didn't develop fully and likely has nothing to do with your cough. I would recommend consultation with ENT physician. Medications and further imaging may be necessary. ...Read more