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Will sinus xrays (3 views) show the sphenoid sinuses?

Will sinus xrays (3 views) show the sphenoid sinuses?

In general...: Not sure what is meant by "three views" but in general, normal roentgenograms (x-rays) can easily visualize all of the sinuses. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Could sinus CT scan show the nasopharynx?

Could sinus CT scan show the nasopharynx?

Yes: Nasopharynx is included in scan. See radiologyinfo.Org for discussion of ct sinuses. ...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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Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

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 more

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1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

1.Acute bronchitis, 
2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal  thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more

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Is orbital CT scan and CT scan sinus the same?

Is orbital CT scan and CT scan sinus the same?

Not quite: The CT of the sinuses focuses in on the sinuses (though the radiation goes through the entire skull) and generally covers the entire set of sinuses (sphenoid, maxillary, frontal, ethmoid). The orbital CT will cover the eye sockets (and those pictures are zoomed in). While the sinuses lies behind the eyes (& so they overlap), the focus & coverage of these scans are slightly different. ...Read more

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What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pilonidal sinus, why MRI scan?

Pilonidal sinus, why MRI scan?

See if goes deep: To see if cyst connects to spine. ...Read more

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My CT scan report reveals polyp retention in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,polyp measures 3*1.8 cm.Is surgery necessary?

My CT scan report reveals polyp retention in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,polyp measures 3*1.8 cm.Is surgery necessary?

Probably: Prior allergy history? Family history? Other illnesses. Sound like large polyps, unlikely malignant but may be! May need open surgery. ...Read more

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Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Due to its deeper location in the skull sphenoid sinusitis requires ENT evaluation. Most likely you will need antibiotic therapy and decongestants. Surgical treatment was served for severe cases. Check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and medical treatment. ...Read more

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What is ethmoid sinus mucosal disease?

What is ethmoid sinus mucosal disease?

Between the eyes: The ethmoid sinuses are between the eyes and are commonly the result of viral and or bacterial infections starting in the nose. The answer to your question is the ethmoid sinuses are infected and the lining membrane is thickened. The only method to prove your diagnosis is with a cat scan of the sinuses. ...Read more

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Mucosal diseases of the paranasal sinuses?

Mucosal diseases of the paranasal sinuses?

Sinuses: This is a non specific description of the thickening and inflammation in the lining of the sinuses, it can be from an infection, allergies, chronic sinusitis, etc. By itself is not a disease but is associated with other problems. ...Read more

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I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

Sinusitis : Surgery is sometimes needed... See a rhinologist (an ENT sub-specialist) to sort out your options. In my practice around 15% of patients with your symptoms ultimately require surgery. Allergy , gerd , aspirin, sub-optimal medical treatment can all be to blame. If significant issues are not treated polyps can rapidly recur. I saw a patient who had undergone 63 surgeries for polyps - aspirin! ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Maxillary Sinusitis: In short : Infection of both of your cheek sinus regions. There are several sinus areas of the face. The maxillary sinuses are the ones located in your cheek bones, Bilateral refers to both sides. ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Both sinuses sick: Bi lateral means occurring on both sides equally. Sinusitis means an infection of the sinus The Maxillary sinus is the lined boney air space beside the nose and beneath the eye. It can get infected easily, particularly when it is dry, and you are exposed to cigarette smoke for example. If you have sinusitis please see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist and follow their instructions. ...Read more

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What is extensive opacification of the left sphenoid sinus and polypoid mucosial thickening in maxialary sinuses bilateraly?

What is extensive opacification of the left sphenoid sinus and polypoid mucosial thickening in maxialary sinuses bilateraly?

Sinus infection: These indicate chronic and repeated sinus infections and should be evaluated by an ENT surgeon. Chronic infections in sinuses can lead to bacteria entering the brain as can infections in upper molars. This can result in brain abscesses and empyemas (very serious.). ...Read more

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Can a rear-end collision cause any type of sinus problem? What about sinuses and hemorrhages? 1st CT (10/14) showed abnormal sphenoid sinus layering; repeat CT (1/15) says Paranasal sinuses: Normal

Can a rear-end collision cause any type of sinus problem? What about sinuses and hemorrhages? 

1st CT (10/14) showed abnormal sphenoid sinus layering; repeat CT (1/15) says Paranasal sinuses: Normal

Unclear: certainly a nasal injury can cause problems. Bumping one's nose or having an airbag hit it is a common cause of nasal injuries/sinus problems but would expect to see an injury if it is there. ...Read more

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Ct scan report reveals acute sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus.doctor has prescribes clavam,velgut,xyzal-M and nazal spray.I have head heaviness.

Ct scan report reveals acute sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus.doctor has prescribes clavam,velgut,xyzal-M and nazal spray.I have head heaviness.

A tonic for chronic: If the symptoms persist or worsen after completing the course of the antibiotic, call your doctor. The sinuses can take a while to heal. You might even need an extended course of antibiotic. The sphenoids don't drain as well as the maxillary or frontal sinuses, and they're not much better. Try and beat this ASAP, you don't want chronic sinusitis! ...Read more

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Mri notes small layering fluids in sphenoid sinus:what might thisbe?Wouldnormal sinus mucous layer?

Mri notes small layering fluids in sphenoid sinus:what might thisbe?Wouldnormal  sinus mucous layer?

Sinusitis: Layering fluids in a sinus on MRI is an indication of sinusitis, but anything that causes swelling and blockage of the normal drainage of a sinus will cause fluid to collect. Most common causes include viral upper respiratory infections (colds), allergies, and bacterial infections. Rarely fungal infections occur. ...Read more

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