Acute sinusitis

Case contributed by David Puyó

Presentation

Cough and cold since 3 days. Mild low grade fever.

Patient Data

Age: 33
Gender: Male
CT

Sinus CT shows a fluid level in the right maxillary sinus. Left sided deviated nasal septum. A rhinolith in right ethmoid air cells.

Case Discussion

A fluid level represents acute inflammatory changes, although in this case, we have an irregular fluid level, and a rhinolith, which may suggest acute-on-chronic changes.

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Case information

rID: 22419
Case created: 30th Mar 2013
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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