Acute sinusitis

Case contributed by David Puyó


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

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

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

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 22419
Published: 30th Mar 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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