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Hypoplastic Frontal Sinuses
The finding in my ct-scan was "hypoplastic frontal sinuses". I have headache all the time. What does it mean?
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
I have had a lot head pressure that make me vomit from pain. Mostly in forhead and behind eyes. My ct scan shows Hypoplastic frontal sinuses no sinusi?
Headaches: Sometimes, figuring out the source of the headaches is tricky. With a CT scan that shows no sign of sinusitis, my first thoughts are migraines, or pseudotumor cerebri (I'm an ophthalmologist, so these are relatively common in my practice). There are many other causes. Many neurologists specialize in headaches, so that may be the place to start, if possible. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hypoplastic sinus: It just means that your sinus is small. It usually does not cause a problem. ...Read more
Slight swelling over the eyebrow by my frontal sinuses on the left side is that something serious? No insurance and only ER is were I can go
Eyebrow swelling: Hard to say in this forum. Why don't you make an appointment to come see me since you are close to my office! ...Read more
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