alexa CT and MRI diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome.


Otolaryngology: Open Access

Author(s): Gaudino S, Di Lella GM, Piludu F, Martucci M, Schiarelli C,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) findings of silent sinus syndrome (SSS) - a rare clinical entity with the constellation of progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus, facial asymmetry and possible diplopia - due to otherwise asymptomatic maxillary sinus disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the pre- and postoperative CT and MR images of six patients with a definitive diagnosis of SSS and compared the radiological and clinical findings with those reported in the literature. RESULTS: The CT and MR studies demonstrated in all cases the most characteristic imaging features of SSS reported in the literature. CONCLUSIONS: Both CT and MR imaging enable a diagnosis of SSS to be made, but CT provides a better depiction of all features of SSS necessary for diagnosis and differentiation from other sinus conditions, even in patients without a clinical suspicion of SSS. This article was published in Radiol Med and referenced in Otolaryngology: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version