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My head MRI report says hypoplasia of the right maxillary antrum with mucosal thickening and fluid?

My head MRI report says hypoplasia of the right maxillary antrum with mucosal thickening and fluid?

Hypoplasia means: that the sinus is smaller or less developed than normal. This is congenital. Mucosal thickening and fluid are signs of inflammation(sinusitis). ...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 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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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

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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 moderate congenital narrowing of the ostiomeatal complexes of the maxillary sinuses.

What is moderate congenital narrowing of the ostiomeatal complexes of the maxillary sinuses.

Osteomeatal narrowin: CT scan finding only as you state. This is on the medial wall of the maxillary sinus and must remain patent for sinus ventilation. ...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: 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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MRI was read, it said 'There is fusiform prominence of the left vertebral artery deforming the left side of the cervical medullary junction....

MRI was read, it said 'There is fusiform prominence of the left vertebral artery deforming the left side of the cervical medullary junction....

Review: When my patient's mri report comes back like that, I carefully review it with the radiologist, neurosurgeon, and a vascular surgeon to get as much information and advice as I can to see if further imaging studies should be done. This is a highly specialized situation that requires expert advice. ...Read more

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What does "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery" mean??

What does "minimal ectasia
versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery" mean??

Artery wider there: Slight widening of the cerebral artery compared to the majority of the artery. No need for concern but needs to be followed by serial scans. Suggest MRI because of less (0) radiation over the years ...Read more

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What does 'prominent osseous spur that projects laternally bet left middle and inf turbinate to contact the lateral wall of left mid nasalcavity' mean?

What does 'prominent osseous spur that projects laternally bet left middle and inf turbinate to contact the lateral wall of left mid nasalcavity' mean?

Septal spur: The most common osseous spur that projects between the middle and inferior turbinate arise from the bony septum. If this spur is obstructing the nasal cavity and causing difficulty in breathing through that side of the nose, a septoplasty can be performed by an ENT surgeon with good results. ...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.


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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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My mother in law went for the heart scan and diagnosed evidence of mildischaemia in the apex and distal inferolateral wall of the left ventricle ?

My mother in law went for the heart scan and diagnosed evidence of mildischaemia in the apex and distal inferolateral wall of the left ventricle ?

Bad circulation: Coronary arteries supply blood, and therefore oxygen, to every organ on the body. Coronary ischemia means low blood and oxygen to the heart, which can cause a heart attack. This is usually caused by cholesterol plaque blockage of the coronary arteries. The report says that your mother-in-law probably needs a procedure to open the vessels and restore circulation, like a stent or bypass surgery. ...Read more

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My MRI showed frontal horn enlargement of right lateral ventricule with septum pellucdium to the left. And patchy deep white matter changes/microangio?

My MRI showed frontal horn enlargement of right lateral ventricule with septum pellucdium to the left. And patchy deep white matter changes/microangio?

Your question is ???: Perhaps you could include a question with your information.The questions are not linked on the site so each must contain background info and a clear question to receive an answer. ...Read more

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Please translate: "mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. Bulbous mucosal thickening of left inferior turbinate is noted. Mucosal retention cyst is also noted within left aspect of nasopharynx."

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Please translate: "mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. Bulbous mucosal thickening of left inferior turbinate is noted. Mucosal retention cyst is also noted within left aspect of nasopharynx."

Antral cyst: It is a common condition related to allergic rhinitis. In general, no surgical treatment is needed unless the cyst are very large and obstructing the outflow tract of the sinus. The enlarged inferior turbinate is a result of allergy. It can be treated with medication or surgery. ...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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Can u explain, extraluminal cavities extendin into the lateral sides of pelvis alongside anastomosis in bowel,on both sides extension up to acetabulum

Can u explain, extraluminal cavities extendin into the lateral sides of pelvis alongside anastomosis in bowel,on both sides extension up to acetabulum

Radiologist reading: This sounds like the interpretation of a radiologist read from a post operation film. Right after your surgery there are changes to be expected. If you doctor removed a segment of bowel then there is space created. This is being interpreted as extra luminal (phenobarbital) cavity. Over time it resolves. So long as you are not having fevers, pain out of proportion ...talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Moderate size left eccentric posterior disc protrusion at L5S1 causes sever narrowing of the left side of the central canal left neural foramen and ?

Moderate size left eccentric posterior disc protrusion at L5S1 causes sever narrowing of the left side of the central canal left neural foramen and ?

Most disc issues are: Treated without surgery with 10% needing surgery. Most respond to time with 12 weeks of non op care which can include. Physical therapy, medication, epidural steroid injections, activity modifications as well as life style changes of not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If still symptomatic with leg pain more than back pain, a disectomy can be considered. ...Read more

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What does this mean,extraluminal cavities extendin into the lateral sides of pelvis alongside anastomosis,on both side, wit extension up to acetabulum?

What does this mean,extraluminal cavities extendin into the lateral sides of pelvis alongside anastomosis,on both side, wit extension up to acetabulum?

Extraluminal= outsid: of the bowel that was connected. Could B a few things, it seems it is large as it approaches the hip sockets in the pelvis. Could B blood or infection. It does need immediate attention. ...Read more

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My CT scan showed distention of the duodenum and possible thickening of the small intestine. What does that mean?

My CT scan showed distention of the duodenum and possible thickening of the small intestine. What does that mean?

Maybe nothing: why did you have the scan done? A stomach flu might give you those symptoms . If having a lot of pain or other issues you could see a surgeon or GI MD to scope you and they can pass a camera into your duodenum to check ...Read more