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Silicon Implant Can Cause Sphenoid Sinus Congestion or Inflammation?

I did the silicon implant in my nose about 19 years ago. I did the CT exam because of the headache. The test results shows that I have congestive or inflammatory disease within the sphenoid sinus and the mucosal thickening in my sphenoid sinus. I am wondering weather it is caused by the silicon implant? Can I still do the sphenoid sinus exam? what kind of exam should i do? will the exam hurt the implant? Thank you for your replies!

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Silicon Implant Can Cause Sphenoid Sinus Congestion or Inflammation?

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 If the CT scan doesn't reveal an infection or inflammation around the silastic dorsal implant placed during Rhinoplasty, it's highly unlikely and sinus issues could have resulted from its placement.

Web reference: http://www.drfpalmer.com/Rhinoplasty.html

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Silicon Implant Can Cause Sphenoid Sinus Congestion or Inflammation

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Anatomically speaking a dorsal silicone nasal implant has no continuity with the sphenoid sinus and should not affect the studies in any way. A dorsal silicone splint does not cause inflammation or congestion in the nose.

Web reference: http://www.drvitenas.com/rhinoplasty.html

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Silicon Implant Can Cause Sphenoid Sinus Congestion or Inflammation

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The silicone implant in the nose should not have an bearing on sinusitis or congestion. Likewise, the implant should not affect any studies on the sphenoid sinus.

New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty Silicone Implant and Sphenoid Sinus Issues

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  Provided that the implant was used for dorsal augmentation and has not migrated, the sphenoid sinus issues should be a separate entity.  The exam should not affect the implant either.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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