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Undergone NCCT PNS. What does the report mean? How can it be treated?

Hello, Today I had undergone NCCT PNS It is showing the below findings: Mucosal thickening of bilateral maxillary, ethmoid, left frontal and right sinuses - Bilateral maxillary ostia, infundibula and left frontal recess are blocked Nasal Cavity Nasal septum is deviated to right Hypertrophied left inferior turbinate Can you please explain these and what will be the next step or treatment for this.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

NCCT PNS is non contrast Computerized Tomography of the Para nasal sinuses. It is a study to determine the status of the nose and sinuses and the extent of sinusitis.

Mucosal thickening and ostial block of all the sinuses means that there are signs of sinusitis or infection and that there is a sinus problem
Deviated septum refers to the central bone of the nose is bent to one side or the other and is not straight
Turbinates are tissues which lie in the nasal cavity which can get enlarged and cause nose block due to different causes

The above report does not mean much if you do not have any symptoms like nose block, headache, heaviness of head. If any of these symptoms are severe then in the light of the CT PNS you may be advised to undergo sinus surgery for good relief of the symptoms.

If however you do not have any symptoms then you do not have to worry about the tests and just take a course antibiotics in consultation with your ENT and you will have no problem

take care

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Tue, 27 Aug 2013
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