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Doctor insights on: Hypoplasia Of The Left Sigmoid And Transverse Sinuses

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Eye sight degraded, MR venography shows narrowing to full occlusion of transverse and sigmoid sinuses, feeling headache in left back of head?

Eye sight degraded, MR venography shows narrowing to full occlusion of transverse and sigmoid sinuses, feeling headache in left back of head?

To the ER: I assume if you had MR venography that shows narrowing to full occlusion you have already saught care. This can be related to a cavernous sinus thrombosis which is severe vision threatening condition. Please make sure you follow all the guidelines set out by your physicians. Good luck ...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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" hypoplasia of the left anterior cerebral artery a1 segment is noted. Impression: normal mra of the circle of willis." what does above hypoplasia mea

" hypoplasia of the left anterior cerebral artery a1 segment is noted. Impression: normal mra of the circle of willis." what does above hypoplasia mea

Unusually small: That finding means that one of the arterial branches in your brain didn't develop fully. Not to worry though because if the report is'normal' that brain territory is getting blood from elsewhere. Many people have hypoplasia of a segmental artery which is usually inconsequential. ...Read more

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What does left anterior cerebral artery (a1)hypoplasia on head mra report means? For above is there high risk for ischemic or hemorrhaging stroke (s)?

What does left anterior cerebral artery (a1)hypoplasia on head mra report means? For above is there high risk for ischemic or hemorrhaging stroke (s)?

Normal: It is a common normal variant that doesn't carry risk of stroke. We all have some asymmetry in blood vessels and hypoplasia simply means that blood vessel is smaller than it's counterpart on the other side. ...Read more

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I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, being left eye dominant, my right has shrunk over 35 yrs (phthisis or atrophy). What is the latest treatment?

I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, being left eye dominant, my right has shrunk over 35 yrs (phthisis or atrophy). What is the latest treatment?

No new treatments: Unfortunately, there are no new treatments available for phthisis bulb. The atrophied eye has become disorganized and non-functional. If the eye has become cosmetically unacceptable options can include cosmetic contact lenses or a prosthetic shell which can be custom designed to fit over the shrunken eye and to look like the other eye. ...Read more

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I had a large polyp removed from the transverse in June removed three small polyps from the sigmoid in Dec. Still waiting histology. How likely cance?

I had a large polyp removed from the transverse in June removed three small polyps from the sigmoid in Dec. Still waiting histology. How likely cance?

Polyps: An anatomic or pathologic diagnosis should have been available long before now. You can't exclude malignancy until the tissue diagnosis is available. Even if no malignancy is found you must be under the care of a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon for treatment and thorough surveillance for your multiple polyposis of the colon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have several rounded filling defects in the transverse sinuses on the post-gadolinium?

What does it mean if you have several rounded filling defects in the transverse sinuses on the post-gadolinium?

Usually: This is due to arachnoid granulations, a relatively common incidental anatomic variation of no particular significance. However, speak to your doctor about it to be sure. ...Read more

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My husband often wakes up with the left side of his face numb and tingly. It generally gets better after he gets up. Can it be from the sinuses?

My husband often wakes up with the left side of his face numb and tingly. It generally gets better after he gets up. Can it be from the sinuses?

Not sinus problem: That is not a typical finding of sinus disease. It could be something much more sinister such as multiple sclerosis. He should get evaluated and probably have a scan of his sinuses and/or MRI of head. ...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?

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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Mri says I have mucoperiosteal thickiening in my maxillary sinuses. Having chronic pain on the left side of my face. Solutions? Have had 3 surgeries.

Mri says I have mucoperiosteal thickiening in my maxillary sinuses. Having chronic pain on the left side of my face. Solutions? Have had 3 surgeries.

Facial pain: It seems unlikely that your sinuses are causing your facial pain, since you don't have acute sinusitis on the mri. There are many causes of facial pain, some of which are very serious. Contact the facial pain association for more information and help. ...Read more

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What is extensive opacification of the left sphenoid sinus and polypoid mucosial thickening in maxialary sinuses bilateraly?

What is extensive opacification of the left sphenoid sinus and polypoid mucosial thickening in maxialary sinuses bilateraly?

Sinus infection: These indicate chronic and repeated sinus infections and should be evaluated by an ENT surgeon. Chronic infections in sinuses can lead to bacteria entering the brain as can infections in upper molars. This can result in brain abscesses and empyemas (very serious.). ...Read more

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My septum is deviated to the left and blocks Flonase from getting fully up in sinuses. Can I add a few sprays of Flonase into my Nettie pot w/saline?

My septum is deviated to the left and blocks Flonase from getting fully up in sinuses. Can I add a few sprays of Flonase into my Nettie pot w/saline?

Won't work: If you believe the deviated septum is in the way of the flonase spray reaching up to your nasal cavity, then you're not taking it right to start with. You should direct the nozzle inside your nose backwards and towards your ear not towards your septum and not towards your eyes, adding the medicines to the saline in the neti pot won't be of value due to dilution and will be rinsed, it's meant to stay ...Read more

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If patient had total colectomy with Ileostomy placement, can they have a surgical procedure involving ileum to sigmoid/left colon several yrs later.

If patient had total colectomy with Ileostomy placement, can they have a surgical procedure involving ileum to sigmoid/left colon several yrs later.

YES: If one performs a left colectomy, even extending the dissection below peritoneal reflection, as long as there is a rectal stump, 1-2 cm above the levators, proximal bowel can be reanastomosed. One can creates a pouch from the proximal bowel to make anastomosis easier and have the pouch act as a partial reservoir for the liquid feces in the ileum that will be used for anastomosis ...Read more

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Can pain caused by colon cancer switch locations? For some time period its in the sigmoid, then in transverse, etc. (pain is felt only at one part)?

Can pain caused by colon cancer switch locations? For some time period its in the sigmoid, then in transverse, etc. (pain is felt only at one part)?

See below: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Mri: mild opacification of the inferior left maxillary & right sphenoid sinuses. A mild opacification is seen in the inferior right mastoid air cells?

Mri: mild opacification of the inferior left maxillary & right sphenoid sinuses. A mild opacification is seen in the inferior right mastoid air cells?

If no symptoms....: Probably nothing to worry about. Many patients have some mucosal thickening or a small amount of fluid in 1 or more of the sinuses or mastoid air cells.

However, if there is pressure, pain or tenderness over the sinuses or around/behind an ear, a fever or foul smelling, bloody or purulent nasal secretions, a sinus infection or mastoiditis is a concern.

Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Colon - cecum, ascending, hepatic flexure, transverse, splenic flexure, descending, sigmoid, rule out mcn, " are multiple tan, irregular to linear soft?

Colon - cecum, ascending, hepatic flexure, transverse, splenic flexure, descending, sigmoid, rule out mcn, " are multiple tan, irregular to linear soft?

What is the question: Please resubmit your question; as it is written it is currently not possible for me to answer. I look forward to your resubmission and being able to answer your question. ...Read more

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I keep getting a menthol sensation in my left eye down into my sinuses on a regular bassis now?

I keep getting a menthol sensation in my left eye down into my sinuses on a regular bassis now?

Depends..: Not knowing your age, PMX, Med.....Allergy/FHx, it can be neurogenic symptom. If short duration....shingles. If long duration, vegetarian, alcohol use...Vit B12 deficiency. Intestinal parasite and chemical exposure, injury....also matters. ...Read more

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Ct scan report states: there conchabullosa on the left. What does this mean? Does it have to do with my sinuses?

Ct scan report states: there conchabullosa on the left. What does this mean? Does it have to do with my sinuses?

See below: It is an air filled cavity that most people do not have inside the nose. It is a likely cause of nasal obstruction and is easy to fix if needed. Most ENT surgeons do this in the or, however, some like myself, perform it under local anesthesia in the office. It is not painful and takes less than 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Can sinuses cause a few of your lymph nodes (One in the left side, lower neck. The other on the right in the corner of the jaw) to swell?

Can sinuses cause a few of your lymph nodes (One in the left side, lower neck. The other on the right in the corner of the jaw) to swell?

It is possible: If the maxillary sinus is inflamed, acute sinusitis can sometimes cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck area. If concerned, see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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The left side of my nose and sinuses always feels stuffier and takes longer to clear whenever I get a cold. Could that indicate a deviated septum?

The left side of my nose and sinuses always feels stuffier and takes longer to clear whenever I get a cold. Could that indicate a deviated septum?

Not really: Other problems would be the cause, the commonest would be enlarged nasal turbinates due to chronic inflammation, or may be nasal polyps on that side. See an ENT doctor for evaluation, meanwhile, saline nasal washes would be helpful, best wishes ...Read more

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I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

Sounds: Like you are having low grade diverticulitis or intermittent intestinal obstruction. Depending on why you developed your narrowing, it could mean that an operation is necessary to relieve the obstruction. Ask your GI specialist for recommendation. ...Read more