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Doctor insights on: Opacification Of The Right Maxillary Sinus

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Dr. William Singer
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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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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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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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What does this mean, results from my CT SCAN - The right maxillary sinus demonstrates mild frothy secretions dependently. The right maxillary sinus o?

What does this mean, results from my CT SCAN -  The right maxillary sinus demonstrates mild frothy secretions dependently. The right maxillary sinus o?

Nothing without Sx.: To discuss your CT scan findings, we need to know 1) your symptoms & 2) working diagnoses. The doctor who ordered the CT scan knows both. Use Prime if you want to discuss on HealthTap. Literally: the "maxillary sinus" is the air space beneath the cheekbone. "Frothy" refers to air bubbles in a fluid (mucus), seen in the lower (gravity-"dependent") portions of the sinus. Sinuses normally make mucus. ...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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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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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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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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How to remove a 2mm cyst in right maxillary sinus eye pain?

How to remove a 2mm cyst in right maxillary sinus eye pain?

See an ENT: I agree you should see an ENT doctor, but 2mm is awfully small for a sinus cyst, and might not even show up on a ct. Are you sure it's 2mm and not 2 centimeters? That would be more common. And, this may or may not be the cause of your eye pain. You may also need to see an ophthalmologist for an eye exam. At any rate, surgery to remove a sinus cyst can usually be done endoscopically through the nos. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about an endoscopic sinus surgery to remove blocked up mucus from right maxillary sinus?

Should i be worried about an endoscopic sinus surgery to remove blocked up mucus from right maxillary sinus?

ESS: Hello, ess is a routine intranasal procedure. Using an endoscope, your surgeon will open your sinuses and remove diseased tissues and bone from the sinus cavities. You should feel well informed about this procedure before you sign consent. Know exactly what your doctor plans, risks, his/her results, expectations and alternative treatments. Good luck. ...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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What is mucosal edema of right maxillary sinus and mucous retention cyst?

What is mucosal edema of right maxillary sinus and mucous retention cyst?

Mucous membrane: Often this is from an allergic reaction. If the thickening is significant, one needs to consider an infection in the sinuses. Do note that pregnancy itself can cause nasal congestion (especially if you have never had nasal symptoms prior to your pregnancy). ...Read more

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Hello Dr, I had nosal dripping, my MRI shows "Right Maxillary sinus mucosal thickening" & "deviation of nasal septum to right" what does this mean?

Sinusitis: You have thickening of the right maxillary sinus due to inflammation, likely infection in the sinus. Your nasal septum is the part that divides the two sides of your nose. When deviated it can cause excessive mucosal thickening and difficulty breathing, especially at night.
I recommend you use Neil Med Sinus rinse as directed twice a day and consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Please translate: "mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. Bulbous mucosal thickening of left inferior turbinate is noted. Mucosal retention cyst is also noted within left aspect of nasopharynx."

Please translate: "mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. Bulbous mucosal thickening of left inferior turbinate is noted. Mucosal retention cyst is also noted within left aspect of nasopharynx."

Antral cyst: It is a common condition related to allergic rhinitis. In general, no surgical treatment is needed unless the cyst are very large and obstructing the outflow tract of the sinus. The enlarged inferior turbinate is a result of allergy. It can be treated with medication or surgery. ...Read more

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Is a sinustomy part of a surgery to repair an oaf in right maxillary sinus ? My surgery included a bone graft (oaf the size of cannellini bean).

Is a sinustomy part of a surgery to repair an oaf in right maxillary sinus ? My surgery included a bone graft (oaf the size of cannellini bean).

It is a broad term.: A sinustomy is a broad term meaning the creation of an opening into the sinus. You are having the reverse procedure performed. You already have a communication from the mouth to the sinus which is being repaired by a bone graft. ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

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