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What happens when you don't have frontal sinuses?

What happens when you don't have frontal sinuses?

Normal variant: A small subset of people do not develop frontal sinuses. This is a normal anatomic variation almost always with no consequence. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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What medication gets mucas out of frontal sinuses? How long does it take and where does the mucas go?

What medication gets mucas out of frontal sinuses? How long does it take and where does the mucas go?

Not easy: The presence of mucus in the frontal sinus is the result of blockage of the naso-frontal duct. In general, all sinus infections result from obstruction of the extremely narrow passages that lead from the nose into the sinuses. Therefore, before endoscopic surgery i would recommend steroids and a decongestant. All mucus from the nose and sinuses flow into the back of the nose and is swallowed. ...Read more

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What is frontal hypoplastic sinuses?

Not a big deal: It just means that your frontal sinuses (located in your forehead) haven't developed as much as the average patient. This does not put you at a health disadvantage. The frontal sinuses tend to have the most variable anatomy and they typically don't develop until approx 12 years of age. ...Read more

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What gets the mucus out of the frontal sinuses?

What gets the mucus out of the frontal sinuses?

Lavage of the sinuse: See your ENT doctor he can check that inthe office procedure. ...Read more

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Can blocked frontal and ethmoid sinuses cause lightheadedness?

Can blocked frontal and ethmoid sinuses cause lightheadedness?

Yes: Can obstruct eustachian tube and even cause dizziness, plus the congestion feeling, and generalized lousy overall sensations. Saline nasal and sinus rinses can help, and on occasion, antibiotics break up the congestion. ...Read more

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Is it common for the nodes in your neck to be swollen when you're experiencing frontal sinuses?

Is it common for the nodes in your neck to be swollen when you're experiencing frontal sinuses?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Frontal sinusitis can potentially be the cause in the neck. ...Read more

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Inflammation mucosal thickening noted in the sphenoid and frontal sinuses. Meaning?

Inflammation mucosal thickening noted in the
sphenoid and frontal sinuses. Meaning?

Don't worry: I presume these are findings from a ct scan. That is typical radiology terminology from a ct or MRI report, and ct scans visualize the sinuses very well. Mucosal thickening indicates that the lining of the sinuses looks thicker than normal, which may come from anything causing sinus inflammation: allergies or mild infection. The frontal sinuses are just over the eyes, the sphenoid behind them. ...Read more

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How can drinking water help clear mucus from frontal sinuses?

How can drinking  water help clear mucus from frontal sinuses?

I doubt it: The presence of mucus in your frontal sinus is the result of a blocked naso-frontal duct. This ductile blockage is the result of a nasal infection. I do not think that drinking water will solve the problem although drinking water is good. The duct leading from the frontal sinus to the nose needs to be decongested. A nose spray, decongestant, or steroids might be considered as early treatments. ...Read more

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Can hypoplasty frontal sinuses can lead to vertigo and tinnitus?

Can hypoplasty frontal sinuses can lead to vertigo and tinnitus?

No relation: The frontal sinuses are not connected to the inner ear, or the vestibular system that manages balance. But since you had sinus x-rays. Chronic drainage of the sinuses towards the opening of the eustachian tube can cause pressure on the eardrum, an increase middle ear pressure which when transmitted to the inner ear through the foramen ovale, it can affect your vestibular function causing vertigo. ...Read more

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Focal polypoid mucosal thickening involving both maxillary sinuses with patent frontal recess & maxillary osteums - what does that mean?

Focal polypoid mucosal thickening involving both maxillary sinuses with patent frontal recess & maxillary osteums - what does that mean?

Sinusitis with polyp: Your CT shows you have a sinus infection with polyps. Follow up with the doctor who ordered your test for clinical correlation. Always the best person to interpret any testing is the person who ordered it. They have all you history, exam, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me why i get headaches after eating tuna? It happens every time and i think it's the frontal, sphenoid, and ethmoid sinuses.

Can someone tell me why i get headaches after eating tuna? It happens every time and i think it's the frontal, sphenoid, and ethmoid sinuses.

Depends....: On whether you are eating fresh fish or fish out of a can. You may be sensitive to some of the preservatives in canned food. ...Read more

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CT scan The frontal sinuses are well-developed. There is mild mucosal thickening involving the inferior aspect of the bilateral frontal sinuses.

What's the question?: You have given us a statement, not a question. I assume you want to know what the radiological diagnosis means. In my experience, when a radiologist states mild mucosal thickening in any sinus, it is probably not of much clinical significance. Are you symptomatic, are other sinuses involved, do you have headaches, and finally are you ill? We need to know these things to help you. ...Read more

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The finding in my ct-scan was "hypoplastic frontal sinuses". I have headache all the time. What does it mean?

The finding in my ct-scan was "hypoplastic frontal sinuses". I have headache all the time. What does it mean?

Small sinuses: The ct films do not indicate a cause for your headaches and shows only a congenital variation of no consequence. If you have a constant headache, it is consistent with the syndrome of "chronic daily headaches" and could readily respond to treatment. ...Read more

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How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?

Sinus: Great question. Its done through your nose with a variety of instruments including ones that cut bone and suctions to remove inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a frontal sinus infection which is causing my dizziness. Was wondering if saltwater would be ok to use to help clean out my sinuses?

Drainage: To promote drainage from your inflamed sinuses, warm salt water nasal irrigations are helpful. Also warm applications to the forehead and cheeks and/or steam inhalations can be effective. ...Read more

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