International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)

Role of multislice CT in evaluation of anatomical variations of osteomeatal complex in chronic sinusitis


Dr. Hitesh Bansal, Dr. M Bharathi, Dr. Jyothi A Chavadaki

Objective: To study the frequency and types of anatomical variants of osteomeatal complex on Computed Tomography scan in clinically diagnosed chronic sinusitis patients.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study was done on 100 patients with chronic sinusitis over a period of 18 months.
Results: In our study anatomical variations in osteomeatal complex were seen in 77% of chronic sinusitis cases. Out of which 62.3% of the cases had 2 or more anatomical variations whereas 37.7% of the cases had single anatomical variation. Deviated nasal septum (85.7%) was found to be the most common anatomical variation followed by concha bullosa (45.4%). Least common anatomical variation seen was haller cell (2.6%).
Conclusion: The presence of anatomical variations in osteomeatal complex is high in chronic sinusitis patients which is best appreciated on CT scan, which has become a widely accepted tool for assessing these variations in a much simpler way and acts as a roadmap for endoscopic sinus surgery.
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