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What is rare anterior ethmoid nerve syndrome?

What is rare anterior ethmoid nerve syndrome?

Headache Variant: Anterior ethmoid nerve syndromes is a series of symptoms resulting from irritation of the terminal branches of the anterior ethmoidal nerve. The referred pains arising from this nerve are chiefly of the sinus type but may also take the form of headache, sometimes of a migrainous character. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Looking for a California ENT or neurosurgeon who is expert treating anterior ethmoid nerve syndrome (aka sluder's neuralgia, contact headache). ?

Looking for a California ENT or neurosurgeon who is expert treating anterior ethmoid nerve syndrome (aka sluder's neuralgia, contact headache).  ?

ENT consult Sluder's: I would do a pubmed search with Sluder's neuralgia and California and see if anyone has published on this from CA. Search Yahoo groups or web to see if there is a support group for Sluder's. You can search for ENT experts here I think also. ...Read more

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What is ethmoid air cells?

Part of sinuses: Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/ethmoid_sinus for more info.

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What diffuse disease of the ethmoid cells is agin noted without change probably related to the polyposis means?

What diffuse disease of the ethmoid cells is agin noted without change probably related to the polyposis means?

Chronic sinusitis: I assume this refers to the radiologist's interpretation of a ct scan of the sinuses. The ethmoid sinuses are located between the eyes and diffuse disease refers to thickening of tissue within the entire sinus. The thickened tissue generally represents chronic sinus infection although polyps can also cause this. The radiologist sees masses in the nose that look like polyps. ...Read more

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How is an ethmoid mucocele removed surgically? Necessary to remove uncinate?

How is an ethmoid mucocele removed surgically? Necessary to remove uncinate?

Endoscopic surgery : An ethmoid mucocele means there is an air pocket or cell in your ethmoid sinus that is being expanded by mucus, progressively enlarging. It could cause pressure on the orbit, optic nerve , or skull base. To gain access to the ethmoid cavity in endoscopic sinus surgery requires removal of the uncinate, then draining of the mucocele. Instruments are used to grasp and remove diseased tissues. ...Read more

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What is mucoperiosteal thickening of ethmoid sinus?

What is mucoperiosteal thickening of ethmoid sinus?

Sinusitis: Thickening of the lining of the sinuses, the mucoperiostium, is CT scan finding indicating inflammation of the sinuses. The ethmoid sinuses are the sinuses between the eyes. ...Read more

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Seen in my MRI result is a 0.5 x 0.5 CM bright t2w signal focus is noted within a left ethmoid air cell. What is it, please?

Seen in my MRI result is a 0.5 x 0.5 CM bright t2w signal focus is noted within a left ethmoid air cell. What is it, please?

Of no concern: The MRI shows up bright spots for which no real clinical problem is related. The ethmoid air cells in deep between the eyes and can have little polyps of no significance. The MRI is famous for ubos (unidentified bright objects). Discuss with your doctor, but no reason to worry from what you describe. ...Read more

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Mucoperiosteal thickening within the ethmoid sinus, what to do?

Meds, maybe surgery: This finding on CT is indicative of sinus inflammation. This may be controllable with medical therapy, including antibiotics, steroids, alllergy treatment. When this fails, sinus surgery may be the best option. ...Read more