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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-10

CT scan of the nose and paransasl sinuses: Anatomical and Pathological findings

Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
FRCSEd Kamal J Daghistani
P.O. Box 11217, Jeddah 21453
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.289362

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Objectives: To find out the occurrence of anatomical anomalies and pathological changes in patients subjected to CT scanning. Materials and Methods: The CT of 584 patients were studied. Age,sex, anatomical nomalies and pathological changes were recorded . Results: Eighty seven patients had anatomical anomalies and 177 had pathological changes with 296 having combined anatomical and pathological findings. Of the anatomical anomalies, deviated septum was the most common and Haller’s cells were the least common. Pathological changes included mucosal thickening, nasal polypi and hypertrophy of the turbinates. Conclusion: CT scan is a useful diagnostic method in the diagnosis of sinus disease. Deviated nasal septum and mucosal thickening were the common findings seen by this modality of imaging in this series.

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