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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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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 frontal hypoplastic sinuses?

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 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 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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My frontal sinuses are very swollen and I have a bad headache. Is this an emergency?

My frontal sinuses are very swollen and I have a bad headache. Is this an emergency?

See a doctor: It is hard to tell if this is an emergency but you definitely need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. Sinus infections are commonly associated with a headache due to sinus pressure but may result in more serious neurologic complications . If you have neck stiffness, nausea/vomiting, changes in vision, speech, swallowing, or weakness, go to the er immediately. If in doubt, go to the er. ...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.


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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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