Hypoplastic maxillary sinuses

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

Presentation

Chronic headache.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
CT
  1. An abnormally small size of both maxillary sinuses. The right maxillary sinus is classified type II maxillary sinus hypoplasia according to Bolger classification with poorly developed infundibulum and uncinate process. The left maxillary sinus is classified type III maxillary sinus hypoplasia according to Bolger classification with absent  infundibulum and uncinate process.

 

Case Discussion

Hypoplasia of the maxillary sinus is uncommon and as it is asymptomatic it is usually identified as an incidental finding when CT is obtained for other reasons. 

 

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Case information

rID: 53801
Case created: 7th Jun 2017
Last edited: 20th Jun 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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