osteomeatal complex


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osteomeatal complex

The middle turbinate and the middle meatus of the nose.
See also: complex
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In conclusion, sensitivity and/or specificity of all these diseases indicate the shortage or weakness of water's view technique to estimate and diagnose the soft tissue disease, bone erosion and osteomeatal complex of the sphenoid/ ethmoid sinuses and many of the findings and diagnosis are missed.
CT scan of PNS in coronal and axial views reveal mucosal changes deeper in osteomeatal complex and helps to correlate anatomical and pathological information.
CT is the modality of choice for imaging inflammatory disease of the sinuses and the osteomeatal complex.
Anatomical anomalies of the middle turbinate or ethmoid sinuses can obstruct the osteomeatal complex and these patients can be more prone to sinusitis, especially if there is an added inflammatory condition.
Obviously, nasal polyps may cause obstruction of the osteomeatal complex and sinusitis.
By demonstrating that the osteomeatal complex is small, and focusing on obstruction rather than infection, I am able to avoid any confrontation about antibiotics entirely.
11) Involvement of optic canals, fissures and osteomeatal complex have been best evaluated by CT (Fig.
The osteomeatal complex and frontal recesses were blocked on both sides.
This osteomeatal complex contributes to the final common drainage pathway of maxillary, anterior ethmoidal and frontal sinuses.
Nasal endoscopy plays a key role in identifying anatomical structural variations and mucosal changes of middle meatus and osteomeatal complex causing drainage block leading to CRS both in patients with normal CT and in patients with abnormal scans.