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Opacification Of Sinuses
What is extensive opacification of the left sphenoid sinus and polypoid mucosial thickening in maxialary sinuses bilateraly?
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
Blockage of sinus: The extremely narrow space allowing air to enter the maxillary sinus (sinus under the eye) and allow drainage from that sinus is called the infundibulum. Opacification of that narrow channel is the first phase of acute inflammation of that sinus. If this blockage becomes chronic, a rhinologic surgeon can open that passage and allow resolution of problem. ...Read more
Don't worry: I presume these are findings from a ct scan. That is typical radiology terminology from a ct or MRI report, and ct scans visualize the sinuses very well. Mucosal thickening indicates that the lining of the sinuses looks thicker than normal, which may come from anything causing sinus inflammation: allergies or mild infection. The frontal sinuses are just over the eyes, the sphenoid behind them. ...Read more
It depends: Isolated sphenoid sinusitis is uncommon but may cause symptoms like any other sinus condition- congestion, pain/ pressure, post nasal drainage, fatigue, etc. If symptomatic, antibiotics or surgically draining the sinus may be appropriate. If not symptomatic, it may just be a mucus retention cyst (benign glob of snot!)-requires no treatment. Depending on its appearance, repeat a ct at some point. ...Read more
Sinusitis: A fluid level in your sinus is usually a sign of an infection with "pus" likely. I often treat this with antibiotics and a steroid nose spray for 2-4 weeks and repeat the CT scan. ENT doctor may be needed if it does not resolve. Google images for CT air fluid level in sphenoid sinus for pic ...Read more
Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.
Chronic sinusitis : Chronic allergic rhino sinusitis can definitely be causing your symptoms. I would recommend a one month trial of daily antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and nightly sinus rinses. If your symptoms are not better i would see an ENT like me who specializes in nose/sinus surgery to discuss options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partial opacification of the bilateral mastoid air cells, middle ear, ethmoid air
It suggests : Thickening of the mucosal lining of the sinuses from recurrent sinus infection. Check out these links. http://www.m.webmd.com/default.htm. http://www.livestrong.com/article/103027-herbs-sinus-infections/#page=1. ...Read more
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
Bad headaches: Plus upper respiratory congestion.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Opacification: On a radiograph means that something that is normally lucent (dark on x-ray because it lacks density) has some level of radio-opaqueness. This opacification can be due to fluid & mucus from sinusitis, blood from surgery or injury, bone grafting from sinus lifts, to cysts & other masses - benign and malignant. That finding needs to be correlated with any current or recent symptoms, illnesses, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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