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Have paranasal sinuses, polypoidal mucosal thickening. Done CT scan. What is the meaning?

i gone for ct scan for paranasal sinuses n in that report i got polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus mucosal thickening in left maxillary sinus, bilateral ethmoid sinuses rest of the paranasal sinuses are normal deviation of nasal septum to lef bilateral concha bullosa noted rest of turbinates, uncinate processes and nasal mucosa are normal ostiomeatal complexes are normal in both sides ethmoid infundibulae, huatus semilunais, frontal recess and sphenoid recess on both sides are normal no haller cells/ethmoidbullae/agar nasi cells cribriform plates:type II optic nerve canal type-I NLDS are normal impression is
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

The Ct scan of your sinuses reveal that there is thickness of mucosa of bilateral maxillary sinuses.
The right maxillary sinus shows a polypoidal growth.

The thickening of the mucosa in bilateral maxillary sinuses is due to inflammation of the lining.
The inflammation can result from infection, allergy or hypermia- congestion.
Depending on the cause for thickening, either infection or allergy appropriate treatment will be suggested.

The second finding is that of the deviated nasal septum.
Nasal septum is the partition between two nasal cavities.
Deviation of the septum is a common problem.
It may remain asymptomatic if the deviation is mild.
If symptomatic, i.e. if it produces symptoms of headache, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, etc surgical correction of the deviation may be required.

Visit an ENT specialist for further management.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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