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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 315-320
CT scan variations in chronic sinusitis

Department of ENT, D.M.C. & Hospital, Ludhiana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.29144

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CT Scan Paranasal sinuses has become mandatory for all patients undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery. It depicts the anatomical complexities of osteomeatal complex in much simpler way and acts as a roadmap for endoscopic sinus surgery. Fifty patients of chronic sinusitis were evaluated by CT Scan PNS - coronal and axial views. The anatomical variations and changes in osteomeatal complex on CT Scan were studied. In majority of patients, osteomeatal complex and anterior ethmoids were involved (88%). Agger nasi cells (40%) were the most common anatomical variations followed by concha bullosa and haller cells (16%). Apart from this deviated nasal septum was found in 44% of patients. The variations found on CT Scan were later confirmed on nasal endoscopy. All the patients then underwent endoscopic sinus surgery. This study revealed various anatomical variations which were responsible for the primary pathology of the patient.

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