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Have tonic clonic seizures. MRI shows maxillary sinus polyp. What does this mean?

Hi, am priya, age 26, diagnosed with tonic clonic seizures 8 years back. I was seizure free for the past 4 years but again had an attack last week. My regular neurologist suggested that i sleep well and resume my sodium valproate for another 2 months. I took another opinion from a differnt neurologist who asked for a plain MRI of the brain. The report says the MRI study of the brain is normal, small right maxillary sinus polyp . What does this mean.? Please give ur opinion
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Hi Priya,

Thank you for posting your query.

Your problem is epilepsy, and it requires medications for a long time, as it is a chronic problem. Sodium valproate is a good drug, however, it should not be used in pregnancy, as it can cause malformations in the baby.

Regarding the MRI finding, it is normal brain. Maxillary polyp refers to a minor problem in the sinus (located on the side of nose). An ENT doctor would help in treatment of the same, if it is causing symptoms, such as nasal obstruction, cold, etc.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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