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Right Maxillary Sinus
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
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
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
Not much!: Unless you have some symptoms due to this sinus change(nasal discharge or sinus problems(Why did you get the sinus checked...tell the complete story), it can be ignored. If you are still concerned it can be rechecked in 3-6 months again but only if you have some symptoms pointing to your Nasal/paranasal sinuses ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a polyp removed from right maxillary sinus. It has since regrown. Should I have it removed again? Last one interfered w/ drainage, got sinusitis.
Sinus: I would have it re evaluated by the same ENT surgeon. You can always get a second opinion. ...Read more
I've got a right maxillary sinus cyst and sinusitis having op soon but why do I get right side swollen face when I wake?
May be sinusitis: you may have a sinus infection. Ask your ENT doctor about it. ...Read more
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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