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Doctor insights on: Unilateral Left Maxillary Antrum Opacification

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Mri: mild opacification of the inferior left maxillary & right sphenoid sinuses. A mild opacification is seen in the inferior right mastoid air cells?

Mri: mild opacification of the inferior left maxillary & right sphenoid sinuses. A mild opacification is seen in the inferior right mastoid air cells?

If no symptoms....: Probably nothing to worry about. Many patients have some mucosal thickening or a small amount of fluid in 1 or more of the sinuses or mastoid air cells.

However, if there is pressure, pain or tenderness over the sinuses or around/behind an ear, a fever or foul smelling, bloody or purulent nasal secretions, a sinus infection or mastoiditis is a concern.

Please see your doctor. ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

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


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CYSTS IN MAXILLARY SINUSES, RIGHT LARGER THAN LEFT OPACIFICATION OF MASTOID AIRCELLS PUNCTURE HIGH SIGNAL AREA SUBCORTICAL WHITE MATTER NASAL SEPTU?

CYSTS IN MAXILLARY SINUSES, RIGHT LARGER THAN LEFT OPACIFICATION OF MASTOID AIRCELLS PUNCTURE HIGH SIGNAL AREA SUBCORTICAL WHITE MATTER NASAL SEPTU?

Reason for MRI?: If this was supposed to be an MRI of the brain then, the read of the sinuses is a common "red herring" that radiologists always tend to comment on but rarely do the comments make it into the annals of CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE nor do they ever have to do with the initial reason for which the scan was obtained. Bottom line is probably of no importance. But check with your doctor or neurologist. ...Read more

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Suffering from a 7-week chronics sinusitis with ET dysfunction. Two rounds abx (aug and doxy) and two rounds po steroids w/o relief. CT scan shows "moderately large mucosal retention cyst within the left maxillary antrum." What does that mean?

Suffering from a 7-week chronics sinusitis with ET dysfunction.  Two rounds abx (aug and doxy) and two rounds po steroids w/o relief.  CT scan shows "moderately large mucosal retention cyst within the left maxillary antrum."  What does that mean?

Chronic sinusitis: Can sometimes be difficult to treat, long courses of antibiotics, at least 4 weeks, if not 8 or 12, and some bugs develop resistance, so a good antibiotic might not work. A retention cyst in maxillary sinus is common, and have no consequences unless it is blocking sinus drainage. You want to see an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org 4 an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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What is mucosal opacification of maxillary infundibulum?

What is mucosal opacification of maxillary infundibulum?

Blockage of sinus: The extremely narrow space allowing air to enter the maxillary sinus (sinus under the eye) and allow drainage from that sinus is called the infundibulum. Opacification of that narrow channel is the first phase of acute inflammation of that sinus. If this blockage becomes chronic, a rhinologic surgeon can open that passage and allow resolution of problem. ...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 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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My head MRI report says hypoplasia of the right maxillary antrum with mucosal thickening and fluid?

My head MRI report says hypoplasia of the right maxillary antrum with mucosal thickening and fluid?

Hypoplasia means: That the sinus is smaller or less developed than normal. This is congenital. Mucosal thickening and fluid are signs of inflammation(sinusitis). ...Read more

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Hi Doctor My CT scan told me the result 1.pansinusitis with ethmoids bilaterally and right maxillary antrum.no fluids no polyps Opacified nasal cavity?

Hi Doctor My CT scan told me the result 1.pansinusitis with ethmoids bilaterally and right maxillary antrum.no fluids no polyps Opacified nasal cavity?

Sinusitis: Your CT shows you have a sinus infection. Follow up with the doctor who ordered your test for clinical correlation. Always the best person to interpret any testing is the person who ordered it. They have all you history, exam, etc. ...Read more

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MRI shows extensive opacification of the mastoid cells on the left. What does that mean?

MRI shows extensive opacification of the mastoid cells on the left. What does that mean?

Infection: This could be a mastoid infection. There can be other diagnoses and this will depend on your physician and your infectious disease consultants ...Read more

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Mr resultsi: opacification of the left petrous apex is present without associated restricted diffusion or enhancement. Possible cause?

Mr resultsi: opacification of the left petrous apex is present without associated restricted diffusion or enhancement. Possible cause?

Petrous apex: Could also be a cholesterol granuloma. These lesions, if asymptomatic, usually just need to be monitored with MRI to check for any changes in size. ...Read more

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After having a chest X-ray what does this mean, small rounded area of increased opacification is noted at the left base, which could either due to ove?

After having a chest X-ray what does this mean, small rounded area of increased opacification is noted at the left base, which could either due to ove?

Several things: Rounded opacification sounds like nodule. Nodules can be related to infection such as fungus or TB. Nodules can represent neoplasm such as primary lung disease or metastasis from primary tumor elsewhere. Benign lesions with treatment usually decrease in size. Malignant lesions usually increase in size with time. Sometimes lesions have to be biopsied to differentiate benign from malignant tumor. ...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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My HSG results show slow opacification,distal coiling and distal dilatation of the left and right fallopian tubes.What does this mean?

My HSG results show slow opacification,distal coiling and distal dilatation of the left and right fallopian tubes.What does this mean?

HSG results: The HSG results mean that the far end of the fallopian tubes are swollen(dilated), "rolled up" (coiled) and probably impassible for a sperm or egg to join each other. Ask your Fertility MD for his/her interpretation as he/she may have actually seen the HSG procedure film and not just the report. ...Read more

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I had a chest X-ray. It said left hilar is lower than right hilar. It also says there is some grinds glass opacification. What's this?

It depends, as alway: Ground glass opacity typically refers to an area of increased density in the lung on X-Ray or CAT Scan. This could reflect infection, inflammation or scarring or even be an artifact. Vessells and bronchi (air tubes) make up the hilar structures on X-Ray. Hilar abnormality could be related to normal asymmetry or enlarged lymph nodes. Both findings could be clarified with CAT Scan if your PCP agrees ...Read more

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CT: "Nonspecific focal opacification of a left mastoid air cell" but "No findings to explain hearing loss". What is this & what else could be wrong?

CT: "Nonspecific focal opacification of a left mastoid air cell" but "No findings to explain hearing loss".  What is this & what else could be wrong?

Mastoid air cells: Are part of the sinus cavity and previous sinus issues can result in opacification on a CT scan. This does not usually cause hearing loss unless it is florid. There are variable causes of hearing loss and it would depend on the type of hearing loss, onset, progression, etc. Recommend seeing your physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Started with upper respiratory virus. Then chest x Ray revealed subtle opacification on left lobe. Is this collapsed lung? No one seems concerned

Started with upper respiratory virus. Then chest x Ray revealed subtle opacification on left lobe. Is this collapsed lung? No one seems concerned

No.: A collapsed lung which showed different things but not opacity. It may be a made you resolving pneumonia but certainly recommend a follow-up chest x-ray in 4 to 8 weeks ...Read more

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What's left maxillary sinusitis?

Sinusitis: It's inflammation of the sinus below the left eye. May be acute requiring antibiotics or chronic which may be treated in a variety of ways including surgery. Sometimes the cause is the roots of the teeth ...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 is a small retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus?

What is a small retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus?

Mucus cyst of sinus: A mucus retention cyst is a common variant seen on ct scans. This is mucus trapped under the mucus membrane lining the sinus. This creates a raised cyst in the sinus typically with no symptoms. Most of the time, no intervention is needed. ...Read more

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Mucosal thickening in the right great than left maxillary & sphenoid sinuses with scattered mucosal disease in ethmoid air cells. What's this mean?

Maybe nothing: The fact that you have scattered mucosal thickening (not necessarily disease) in the sinuses does not necessarily equate to disease. Do you have yellow-green nasal discharge, post nasal discharge, pain or pressure in the face or top of the head? These are the major symptoms of rhino-sinusitis. In other words, are you feeling ill? Check with an ENT doctor. ...Read more