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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Please let me know if there is any difference between the sphenoid bone and the greater wing of the sphenoid bone?
Yes: Sphenoid sinusitis is an inflammation of the most posterior of the paranasal sinuses and is situated in the bone above the soft palate. One of the major symptoms is persistent pain on top of the head. If you are very symptomatic, and you need surgery, your surgeon should make you aware of the landmarks adjacent to this sinus. The are the optic nerve, the carotid artery and the pituitary gland. ...Read more
What does interval opacification of the sphenoid sinus mean? Differences between the different sinuses?
Mucous: Basically when the sinus is opacified, it means that there is mucous or some sort of inflammation of the lining of the sinus. There are various sinuses: maxillary, sphenoid. What differentiates the sinuses is location. For instance maxillary is under your cheek bones. Try cleaning up your diet of starches and sugar, eat more greens and it may all clear up without antibiotics. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ENT told me I have right sphenoid sinusitis and have a mass. What does that mean and what symptoms?
Hard to know: The sphenoid sinus is a sinus that lives in the middle of your head behind your eyes. Like any sinus it can become irritated and inflamed and infected. I assume you had a ct scan which showed inflammation of the sinus as well as possibly some swelling of the lining of the sinus which your doctor has called a "mass". "mass" is a scary word but it does not mean that you have a cancer. A second opinion is always helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a significant pneumatization of the petrous apex mean?suffered from migraines for 6 months and sphenoid and maxillary sinusitis
Normal: This is a variant of normal and basically means you have air cells (similar to that seen in other sinuses) within the petrous bone. In the absence of inflammation within this aerated petrous bone (usually by the presence of fluid in the air cells along with clinical signs and symptoms of sinusitis) this finding is not significant to you. ...Read more
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