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What does extensive opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

What does extensive opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

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 more

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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What does mild opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

What does mild opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

Early problem signs: A sinus on x-ray should appear black, . Opacification will appear white or grey. This could be fluid, polyps or inflammation of the the mucosal membrane. See your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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There is semi circumscribed t2 hyperintensity in the right maxillary sinus. Retention cyst, right maxillary sinus. Please translate?

There is semi circumscribed t2 hyperintensity in the right maxillary sinus. Retention cyst, right maxillary sinus. Please translate?

Retention cysts in: The maxillary sinuses are not uncommon and usually do not cause symptoms. They are very thin walled, fluid filled sacs. Unless they obstruct the sinus ostia or are associated with other sinus disease they are usually left untreated. These are often serendipitous findings on head ct's or mri's performed for unrelated reasons. ...Read more

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My 14 year old son has a 2.2 CM retention cyst in the right maxillary sinus. What are the symptoms and treatment?

My 14 year old son has a 2.2 CM retention cyst in the right maxillary sinus. What are the symptoms and treatment?

Observe: Many people have retention cysts...They can cause some discomfort like allergies or sinus pressure..Or they can cause nothing. Treatment is often to have surgery to remove them...Or you can simply observe them as they are not infectious. Chinese medicine can help dissolve them...I suggest you talk to an ENT and a chinese medicine practitioner for more information. ...Read more

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Can an oaf grow in size if left untreated? Possible complications if no intervention? Oaf located in right maxillary sinus.

Can an oaf grow in size if left untreated? Possible complications if no intervention? Oaf located in right maxillary sinus.

Shouild not grow: An oaf is one of the potential complications from extraction of posterior maxillary teeth. If the oaf is small, it may resolve without any additional surgery. A large oaf that remains open will allow fluids to pass between the mouth and your sinus and may be a persistent problem with sinus infections. ...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?

X-ray issue/sinus: Where did you attain that exact medical description of your max. sinus liming? It is a thickening of the sinus lining cause unknown...Ask your doc who ordered the scan/X-ray... ...Read more

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What is a polyp in right maxillary sinus? What are the chances it is cancerous? Do the two look different

What is a polyp in right maxillary sinus? What are the chances it is cancerous? Do the two look different

Common collection: Polyps in the maxillary sinus area are relatively common. These are often picked up on routine dental radiographs. The chances of these being cancerous is very low, however all polyps should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Lateral right maxillary sinus 8 mm ap x 6 mm transverse x 9 mm craniocaudad mucous retention cyst versus polyp. What does that mean?

Depends: If it is asymptomatic and painless then nothing. A usual finding, especially in asthmatics. If there are symptoms, frequent sinusitis, or it is growing as noted on serial exams then removal is recommended with histological examination (biopsy). ...Read more

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Maxilla (Definition)

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


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