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Having headache for long. CT scan shows abnormalities. What do they mean?

Hi doc..... am suffering from severe headache from last 50/f.....I had my CT scan report says 3 abnormalities 1. Inferior turbinate hypertrophy right 2. DNS to left 3. Minimal mucosal thickening noted in left maxillary sinus s/o sinusitis Can u plz tell me what does it mean.....
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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The cause for your headaches could potentially be due to the findings described in the CT examination. The nose normally has a midline septum separating both sides. This septum is deviated to the left in your case (DNS meaning deviated nasal septum). The turbinate is an elevation within the side wall of the nose. Due to deviation of the septum to the left, more space on the right side leads to more airflow and as a reactive change this elevation has increased in size on the right side. Maxillary sinus is one of the cavities within the skull and it lies by the side of the nose. These sinuses help us with producing a proper resonant voice. When they are blocked (by sinusitis) we can hear the voice change. This minimal thickening of the maxillary sinus also could be due to mild sinusitis due to blockage by the deviated septum.

Please consult a ENT surgeon (head and neck surgeon) so that your problem could be rectified.

Wishing you well.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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