Mucus in maxillary sinus - is this normal? (photos)
7 months ago
I recently got a CT for my sinuses and the radiologist said everything looks great. However, I see some mucus in both maxillary sinuses. Not much, but some of it. Shouldn't it be completely clear? Will it resolve on its own?
Doctor Answers 1
Maxillary sinus fluid
Good question. About 15-20% of patients with no history of sinus disease will have these type of changes on CT. They are even more likely during or shortly after a viral upper respiratory illness. The bone around the teeth looks good so it's highly unlikely to be related to the them. Assuming you don't have a history of chronic or recurrent maxillary sinusitis I wouldn't be concerned. Hope that helps.
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