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What does moderately prominent opacification of left side of sphenoid sinus without air-fluid levels means?

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Could you please explain this in layman's terms.....?
Moderately prominent opacification of left side of sphenoid sinus      
without air-fluid levels. Obstruction of the left sphenoethmoidal      
Posted Mon, 3 Dec 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 1 hour later
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The findings you have mentioned are radiological findings which indicate an abnormal lining mucosa in the air spaces in the facial bones called the sinuses.
The finding indicates a chronic infection, allergic state leading to inflammation or a blocked outflow tract from the sinus.
You should consult an ENT surgeon of your locality because the condition needs close evaluation and at times needs surgical intervention.
I hope the advise would be helpful for you.
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