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Have Para-nasal sinus, diagnosed with mucosal thickening of both maxillary antra and sphenoid. Suggestion?

i just done a ct of the para-nasal sinuses and i have been diagonised in the report with mucosal thickening of both maxillary antra,sphenoid and ethmoidal sinus,more noted on the right side seen encroaching on the right ostio-meatal complex, occluding kinda confused about what that means can you help me? ps: am a graduated pharmacist.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

The bold letters in the scan reports mean nothing much unless there is a mass or a fungus involved so a blocked sinus means that you have sub clinical sinusitis or a sinus problem according to the scan.
You should remember that this picture can also be seen in a case of mild cold or respiratory infection also so a single scan study is not conclusive.

The most important factor to consider is your own symptoms which prompted the ENT to perform a scan. If you are having persistent headache and nose block and heaviness which are severe and which are recurrent then you must definitely get treated first medically and later on if there is no relief, then consider a sinus surgery.
You can also do steam inhalation to clear out the sinuses

If you do not have any symptoms and the scan was just a part of routine assessment then you do not have to bother much about the findings

take care

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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