The initial radiological investigation of the paranasal sinuses is by the techniques described in Chap. 1. If the appearances on plain radiography are consistent with allergic or inflammatory disease and there is good correlation of the clinical findings, no further investigation is usually necessary. If, however, the evidence from plain radiography indicates an expanding or destructive lesion of the sinus walls or a tumour mass, and the clinical findings suggest a less benign process (for example pain and paraesthesia, epistaxis, facial swelling, nasal mass or orbital involvement), tomographic investigation is indicated. There are now three tomographic techniques available.
KeywordsParanasal Sinus Computerise Tomography Plain Radiography Acoustic Neuroma Optic Canal
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Carr DM, Gadian DG (1985) Contrast agents in magnetic resonance. Clin Radiol 36:561–568PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
Curati WL, Graif M, Kingsley DPE, Niendorf HP, Young IR (1986) Acoustic neuromas: Gd-DPTA enhancement in MR imaging. Radiology 158:447–451PubMedGoogle Scholar
Gomori LM, Grossman RI, Goldberg HI, Zimmerman RA, Bilaniuk LT (1985) Intracranial haematomas: imaging by high field MR. Radiology 157:87–93PubMedGoogle Scholar
Lloyd GAS (1975) Radiology of the orbit. WB Saunders, LondonGoogle Scholar
Lloyd GAS (1979) CT scanning in the diagnosis of orbital disease. Comput Tomogr 3:227–239PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
Lloyd GAS, Phelps PD (1986) Juvenile angiofibroma: imaging by magnetic resonance, CT and conventional techniques. Clin. Otolaryngol 11:247–259Google Scholar
Lloyd GAS, Lund VJ, Phelps PD, Howard DJ (1987) Magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of nose and paranasal sinus disease. Br J Radiol 60:957–968PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988