Case contributed by David Puyó


Frontal pain, secretions

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Mucosal thickening of the maxillary sinus, ethmoidal and sphenoidal sinuses with out air fluid levels. 

Case Discussion

In the absence of air-fluid levels it is difficult to make the diagnosis of acute sinusitis, but rather the features are suggestive of chronic sinusitis. This patient may well have sinus pain (obstructed ostia, changes in pressure etc..) but the term acute sinusitis usually is reserved for acute pyogenic infection rather than exacerbations. 

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Case information

rID: 22181
Published: 17th Mar 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
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