Issue N# 3 - 1999
Imaging of the adult sinusitis : indications for using conventional techniques, the CT scan and MRI
Authors : P. Dessi, P. Champsaur, J. Paris, G. Moulin (Marseille)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol 1999;120,3:173-176.
Article published in french
CT scanning has become the major investigation for sinusitis which is not acute, but chronic. It is a good diagnostic tool, but also allows follow-up assessment of progress, and preoperative evaluation of particular problems related to abnormalities or anatomical variations. MRI scanning has a lesser place, and is most useful in evaluating certain types of pseudo-tumorous sinus conditions, or excluding local complications (in the anterior cranial fossa or orbit).