Significance of CT and MR findings in sphenoid sinus disease.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Ophthalmology; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Neurology
Creator Digre, Kathleen B.
Other Author Maxner, Charles E.; Crawford, Stephen; Yuh, Willian T.G.
Title Significance of CT and MR findings in sphenoid sinus disease.
Date 1989-05
Description Disorders of the paranasal sinuses, particularly the sphenoid sinus, can be associated with significant disorders of the optic and other cranial nerves. We examined 100 consecutive routine CT scans, 100 posterior fossa CT scans, and 100 MR scans to look for evidence of sinus disease, especially of the sphenoid sinus. The sphenoid sinus was abnormal in 7% of scans by all methods. Other sinuses were more frequently abnormal, including maxillary (23%), ethmoid (34%), and frontal (16%). Although MR was more sensitive in detecting sinus inflammation in the ethmoid and maxillary sinuses, the frequency of visible sphenoid sinus abnormalities detected by MR was not significantly greater when compared with CT. Of those patients with abnormal sphenoid sinuses, 24% had visual problems associated with the abnormality.
Type Text
Publisher American Society of Neuroradiology
Volume 10
Issue 3
First Page 603
Last Page 606
Subject Sphenoid Sinus; Vision Disorders; Paranasal Sinus Diseases; Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subject MESH Sphenoid Sinus; Vision Disorders; Paranasal Sinus Diseases; Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Digre KB, Maxner CE, Crawford S, Yuh WT. Significance of CT and MR findings in sphenoid sinus disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1989 May-Jun;10(3):603-6. Retrieved on July 17th 2007 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?orig_db=PubMed&db=PubMed&cmd=Search&term=AJNR.%20American%20journal%20of%20neuroradiology%5BJour%5D%20AND%20603%5Bpage%5D%20AND%201989%5Bpdat%5D%20AND%20DIGRE%5Bauthor%5D
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