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Sphenoid Sinus Disease
Looking for info on sphenoid sinus disease/surgery for 8 yr old. Ped ENT observed for 1 yr & has worsened, now surgery. How rare is this procedure?
It depends: Sphenoid sinus disease that causes symptoms such as headaches should be operated on if it does not respond to antibiotics. If there are no symptoms, it probably isn't necessary to do surgery unless the doctor is concerned that there is a mass in the sinus, instead of just swelling or infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rarely Surgery: When an acute inflammatory response occurs in the sphenoid sinus, the result is sphenoid sinusitis . It is rare -- chronic sphenoid sinusitis is more common -- . Early diagnosis and treatment are essential, because the disease can be rapidly progressive and cause complications to vascular, neurologic, and optic structures can be devastating. It may rarely need surgery. ...Read more
Depends...: on what you mean by disease. If you mean infection, you may need antibiotics and/or nose sprays. If you mean inflammation, you may need treatment of the underlying condition (e.g. allergy). If you mean cyst, the answer may be nothing. If you mean growth or tumor, the answer may be surgery. An ENT doctor may be able to help you. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: If you are referring to sinusitis, or inflammation of the mucosa or tissue lining the sinus, treatment is usually with medications. Your doctor can determine whether there is more going on, decide whether antibiotics or steroids would help. An ENT surgeon can be involved if the condition is too severe to respond to medications. ...Read more
MRI says, minor mucosal disease in the sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening. Should I be concerned?
Mri for dizziness and foggy feeling shows, minor mucosal disease in sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid mucosal thickening. What does this mean ? Thank you
CT says "Frothy secretion is present which is not layering dependently in the right sphenoid sinus. The appearance would be more consistent with sinus disease than blood products. What does this mean?
Depends: Its sounds although you have intractable sinus disease. Given your prior hx: bilateral medial turbinectomies. Resection of medial walls , of both maxillary sinuses, and a partial ethmoidectony; you might need surgical intervention but i would ask your physician. ...Read more
Hole is normal : The best test to evaluate the sphenoid sinus is usually a ct scan. The natural drainage hole should be open and secretions should not build up. When they do they cause infection and sometimes pain. Occasionally an MRI is necessary to look for certain growths or rumors in the sphenoid sinus. ...Read more
If the sphenoid sinus is opacifying increasingly on an interval, can it ever go away and become clear on its own?
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