Chronic sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis refers to ongoing long term sinus infection-inflammation that often develops secondary to a prolonged/refractory acute sinus infection.

It most commonly affects young to middle-aged adults but can uncommonly affect children.

Aetiology
CT

A characteristic feature on CT sinuses is sclerotic thickened bone involving the sinus wall from a prolonged mucoperiosteal reaction. Intrasinus calcification may be present. The presence of opacification is not a good distinguisher from an acute sinus infection.

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Article information

rID: 29971
System: Head & Neck
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Chronic sinus infection
  • Chronic sinus inflammation
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis

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