Ethmoid sinus

What is Ethmoid sinus?

It is a sinus cavity within the Ethmoidal bone present since birth.

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Hi I had a sinus surgery about two years ago but recently have had pressure on my forehead (especially on my right side near the eye. Also in the below, is the “left” actually referring to my right side?). Hence, I took a CT scan again. Below are the findings:
The patient is status post bilateral partial ethmoidectomies and antrectomies since the prior examination. There is mucosal thickening superficial to an agger nasi cell on the left although the frontoethmoid recess is otherwise clear. The frontal sinuses are otherwise clear. There is no nasal or nasopharyngeal mass. The previously seen deviation of the maxillary spine is no longer present. Maxillary spine appears to have been resected. There is no bony destruction or expansion. The intraorbital contents are unremarkable as is the orbital apex and sella turcica. Middle ear cavity and mastoid air cells are grossly clear.
Would you be able to interpret this in a detailed and understandable way? Also, my doctor recommended that I have another surgery to clean my sinuses (especially frontal). Do you think this is necessary? If not, what other options are there to relieve the pressure?

Thank you.

Thank you for your query.

1. Your Scan findings suggest that you have undergone a mini-FESS (Function Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) on the maxillary and anterior ethmoid sinuses on both sides. A Septoplasty has been done, however there is no mention of the septum or of all the changes...
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Obliteration of bilateral omu and left enthmoid infundibulum with associated chronic ethmoidal, maxillary sinusistis
mild frontal and left sphenoidal sinusitis

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what does it mean mucosal thickening in bilateral frontal, maxilllary sphenoidal sinuses and ethmoid ear cells - s/o pansinusitis.


Thanks for posting the query

All the information you have provided is about the CT scan findings of the nose and the paranasal sinuses. Let me explain to you what exactly theses structures are, so that, you will get an idea about this problem.

Paranasal means around or near your nose. Sinuses...
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what does it mean on an mri report when it says there is tiny mucous retention cyst or polyp in the left maxillary sinus and there is patchy ethmoid air cell mucosal thickening. The mastoid air cells are aerated. Could this be causing headaches?

Thank you for your query.

1. Tiny mucus retention cysts or polyps in the maxillary sinus do not require any treatment. Maxillary sinusitis may cause pain and tenderness mainly around the cheek and eye. Typically an afternoon or evening headache is present.

2. Patchy ethmoid mucosal thickening...
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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      
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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...
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Tried posting on ehealth but it's not appearing for some reason: for years I've had a swelling on the right side of my face, along with a burning sensation. I finally bought a $15 scope and had a look...this is what is at the back of my nose every morning [adenoid?]. Note the thick mucus and the little white bump.

What is this? Can anything be done about this?

picture "morning 1" - what is on my adenoid every morning.

picture "morning 2" - what is underneath all that nonsense. There are more spots above

picture "morning 3" - with the mucus cleared out. The eustachian tube continually drips too.

picture "morning 4" - mucus on a tissue

This affects my sleep, concentration, weight...pretty much everything and would be nice to have it resolved somehow. The doctors don't know what is wrong with me.

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1. The first image shows some adenoid tissue and the thick mucus. It is blurred and hence difficult to orient. No other landmarks are seen. The 2nd & 3rd image do not open on Image Shack. The 4th image with the thick mucus on a paper tissue is clear.

2. Seeing your...
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iam having severe sinus problem.iam getting lot of trouble on this.Always running nose/caugh etc.
Welcome in H.C.M. for consultation.

I have gone through your query regarding your sinus problem and you are having recurrent upper respiratory infections in the form of running nose and cough etc.

Here I would like to tell you that sinusitis is the infection of sinuses, and they are named...
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I feel very very tired. I've never felt like this before. My head feels like I have pressure in it. My ears feel clogged and I feel a bit dizzy. I find concentrating difficult and my eyes feel very sensitive to light.

Thanks for the query

According to the description, you seem to be suffering from acute sinusitis. Sinuses are the empty cavities in the skull to protect the brain. The acute infection and the inflammation of the sinuses are termed as acute sinusitis.

Following an attack of common cold, there...
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My mother has some nasal problem. Nose keeps blocked. A CT scan has been done and report is as follows:

=======Procedure: Contrast enhanced axial & coronal section o PNS are obtained as per slice plan and evaluated.
Study Reveals:
-Rt. Maxillary sinus is completely filled with heterogeneously enhancing soft tissue density mass tesion which is extended medially to the osteomeatal complex through the widened ostium resulting bony erosion o its medial wall, inferiorly extended to the nasal cavity, antero superiorly extended to the fronto ethmoidal sinus with thickened trabaculae and posteriorly extended to the sphenoid sinus.
-Lt maxillary sinus is incompletely filled with heterogeneous soft tissue density mass lesion with is extended medially to the osteomeatal unit through the widended ostium/infundibulum, anetero superiorly extended to the ethmoidal and fronto-ethomidal recess, posteriorly extended to sphenoid sinus.
-Lt inferior turbinate seems to be normal
-Increased sclerosis with thickened lateral wall of maxillary sinus is open.
-Septum is central in position.
-Orbits are normal.

We have consulted some ENT consultants and they suggested surgery. Is there any possibilities to treat is without surgery in homeopathy?

Welcome To Health Care Magic.
I gone through the report of sino polyposis.
I would like to know these
1 Is there is visible or palpable swelling in the nose ?
2 Type of discharge from nose if present (greenish or other) ?
3 Offensivesness of discharge ?

Homoeopathy is known for its...
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Hi, when I get a cold, I get a very blocked nose, normally on one side. I begin to feel a lump on the upper back of my throat, which I can't quite cough out dislodge. When it eventually comes out it i can be really large (one filled the palm of my hand), very firm and fleshy, and has what looks like blood vessels running through it. I currenlty am suffering with it now, and just can't dislodge it and it's very uncomfortable / unpleasant, and is causing a lot of nasal pressure.

I have gone through your query regarding one sided nasal obstruction with the feeling of a soft tissue lump in upper back of your throat, this lump you have palpated by your hand as a soft structure.
After considering your symptoms I suspect that you are having XXXXXXX Antrochoanal Polyp...
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