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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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Focal polypoid mucosal thickening involving both maxillary sinuses with patent frontal recess & maxillary osteums - what does that mean?

Sinusitis with polyp: Your CT shows you have a sinus infection with polyps. Follow up with the doctor who ordered your test for clinical correlation. Always the best person to interpret any testing is the person who ordered it. They have all you history, exam, etc. ...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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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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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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How close are the maxillary sinuses and inner ear?

How close are the maxillary sinuses and inner ear?

Not close: Not close. But regional pain can be referred. See an ENT doc for symptoms in this area. ...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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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 surgically. ...Read more

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Had an abnormal CT scan of maxillary sinuses. Said maxillary sinus on left side almost completely blocked. What could it be?

Chronic sinusitis or: Nasal polyps. Surgical option by ENT is the treatment for these conditions. The goal in surgical treatment is to reestablish sinus ventilation and to restore sinus function. ...Read more

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Is septoplasty required in case of mild dns. I also have mild infection in bilateral maxillary sinuses. Doctor also suggested fess.

If med Rx fails: If medical therapy with antibiotics, decongestants, steroids and hygiene (neti pot) fails to produce improvement, surgery may be a good option. ...Read more

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CYSTS IN MAXILLARY SINUSES, RIGHT LARGER THAN LEFT OPACIFICATION OF MASTOID AIRCELLS PUNCTURE HIGH SIGNAL AREA SUBCORTICAL WHITE MATTER NASAL SEPTU?

Reason for MRI?: If this was supposed to be an MRI of the brain then, the read of the sinuses is a common "red herring" that radiologists always tend to comment on but rarely do the comments make it into the annals of CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE nor do they ever have to do with the initial reason for which the scan was obtained. Bottom line is probably of no importance. But check with your doctor or neurologist. ...Read more

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Daily headache. MRI showed bilateral mucous retention cysts or polyps within the maxillary sinuses. Could this be cause? Worth seeing otolaryngologist?

Daily headache. MRI showed bilateral mucous retention cysts or polyps within the maxillary sinuses. Could this be cause? Worth seeing otolaryngologist?

See oral surgeon: The polyps you reference probably can cause sinus congestion and sinus pressure. These should be removed by an oral and maxillfacial sx to allow beter
breathing and less pressure which may be leading to your head aches. ...Read more

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Ct results: minor mucosal changes in the paranasal sinuses seen in the maxillary sinus regions with mucous retention cysts. Possible cause?

Ct results: minor mucosal changes in the paranasal sinuses seen in the maxillary sinus regions with mucous retention cysts. Possible cause?

Not to worry: I see a fair proportion of my patients demonstrating these in their sinuses as an incidental finding on ct scan. They very rarely require any sort of surgical intervention and should be differentiated from a mucocele (which are different. Allergies, sinusitis, mucosal irritation lead to these fluid filled "sacs". ...Read more

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I did had a CT scan that revelaed bilateral sphenoid sinuses, and left maxillary sinuses. Presently having clavam, xyzal-m and nazal spray's.Is it ok?

I did had a CT scan that revelaed bilateral sphenoid sinuses, and left maxillary sinuses. Presently having clavam, xyzal-m and nazal spray's.Is it ok?

Yes: Prana,

The medicines you are on are perfectly appropriate for sinusitis. If it doesn't clear after treatment, see your doctor for further treatment advice. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm a singer and ENT recommends balloon dilation for narrowed maxillary sinuses w/infection. What affects on singing/sound could result? Pos & neg. Ty

I'm a singer and ENT recommends balloon dilation for narrowed maxillary sinuses w/infection. What affects on singing/sound could result? Pos & neg. Ty

Probably very little: If you have recurrent infections, any affect on your voice should be positive, even if there is any perceptible change. Discuss with your surgeon for details of operation. ...Read more

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Sir my CT scan reveals left maxillary sinuses and bilateral sphenoid sinuses, 2nd opinion ENT advised me for clavam, xyzal-m and nazal spray. Is it ok?

Yes.: Clavam is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) here in the US, Xyzal is an antihistamine. If you are not taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MOI) and do not have heart disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, prostate enlargement, liver disease, kidney disease, or a thyroid disorder, and do not use Otrivin more than 3 nights in a row so as not to damage the nasal mucosa. Sterile saline (salt) spray /drops are best ...Read more

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What would mucosal thickening in the maxillary sinus mean?

What would mucosal thickening in the maxillary sinus mean?

Inflammation: In most cases this phrase is used to describe some level of sinus inflammation. Make sure you discuss your specific case with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Focal small polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus What does it means?

Focal small polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus What does it means?

Depends: Based on a CT scan that description usually means inflammation in the floor of the right maxillary sinus. If during a common viral cold this may be normal. If chronic it could mean mild chronic sinusitis. Depending on your anatomy sometimes this may be related to a dental infection or process. This may also be a completely incidental finding. ...Read more

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What does mild polypoid mucosal thickening in the inferior lateral right maxillary sinus mean?

What does mild polypoid mucosal thickening in the inferior lateral right maxillary sinus mean?

Depends: Based on a CT scan that description usually means inflammation in the floor of the right maxillary sinus. If during a common viral cold this may be normal. If chronic it could mean mild chronic sinusitis. Depending on your anatomy sometimes this may be related to a dental infection or process. This may also be a completely incidental finding. ...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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My mri report shows that there is mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinus. What does it mean and what should I do for it?

My mri report shows that there is mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinus. What does it mean and what should I do for it?

Mild sinusitis: This is a common finding on MRI. It usually is of no importance unless you have sinus headaches, or an active sinus infection. You can try using non-sedative antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays if allergies are a problem. For a more natural alternative you may use a Neti pot to break up the mucus. If you have no symptoms, then don't worry about it much. ...Read more

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I am having dry cough from 3 month, now P.N.S xray showed that mucosal thickening noted in maxillary sinus and frontal sinus appear hypoplastic. Help?

I am having dry cough from 3 month, now P.N.S xray showed that mucosal thickening noted in maxillary sinus and frontal sinus appear hypoplastic. Help?

Maybe: People with chronic sinusitis often have a persisting cough as one of their main, or only, symptoms. The mucosal thickening of the maxillary sinus is often indicative of chronic sinusitis. The hypo plastic frontal sinus just didn't develop fully and likely has nothing to do with your cough. I would recommend consultation with ENT physician. Medications and further imaging may be necessary. ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

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