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Doctor insights on: Mucoperiosteal Thickening Of The Maxillary Sinuses

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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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I have thickening of maxillary sinuses, I have headaches(mostly in the back of my head) for 13 days. Are they related?

I have thickening of maxillary sinuses, I have headaches(mostly in the back of my head) for 13 days. Are they related?

Possibly: Thickened lining of the maxillary sinus could mean inadequate drainage of your sinuses. The increased pressure can cause headaches. You need to be evaluated by an ENT doctor and possibly have a ct scan done for a complete diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mri showed 'mucosal thickening in maxillary sinuses' after concussion, what does this mean?

Mri showed 'mucosal thickening in maxillary sinuses' after concussion, what does this mean?

Not related: The concussion specifically would affect the brain. Some of the potential findings include micro-hemorrhages and diffuse axonal injury. The mucosal thickening has to do with the inflammation of the sinuses. If you struck your nose or face during the injury, these findings may be from the irritation to the nose/sinues. ...Read more

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My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is  deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

Deviated septum: a deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...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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I'm having a maxillary sinus cyst removed and having sinuses cleaned at same time how should I expect to feel after?

I'm having a maxillary sinus cyst removed and having sinuses cleaned at same time how should I expect to feel after?

Sinus surgery: You may feel some congestion in the early post-op period. Follow your surgeon's post-op instructions regarding pain and secretion management. ...Read more

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Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo? Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?

Does maxillary sinusitis cause vertigo?       Is vertigo ever caused by sinusitis of the maxillary sinuses?

Maybe: A bad sinus infection can inflammation of the upper airway which includes the eustachian tube. This will lead to inadequate opening of the eustachian tube which then cause negative pressure in the middle ear space, which can affect the inner ear and balance center, ultimately causing vertigo. Although this can happen, this is not a common presentation of sinusitis. An ENT evaluation will help. ...Read more

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I have two "small" sinus polyps of the each maxillary sinuses. When should I consider having surgery? What's the likelihood of recurrence?

See Immunologist: Nasal polyps should be evaluated for underlying potential causes (disease, medication effect, etc) and treated with medication or possibly even using procedures to decrease the activity of certain metabolic pathways; or by avoidance of contributing factors. An Allergist/Immunologist may be best equipped to perform this work-up. Polyps usually return after they have been removed. ...Read more

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How close are the maxillary sinuses and inner ear?

How close are the maxillary sinuses and inner ear?

Two different bones: The inner ear is located in the mastoid bone, which is behind your ear on each side. The maxillary sinuses are in the maxilla, which is the cheekbone on each side. While they are only six inches apart, they are not really close ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more