The significance of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography findings in sphenoid sinus agenesis


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UZUN L. , Sagun O. F. , Seferoğlu B., Etlik O., Mahmutyazıcıoğlu K.

ENT-EAR NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL, cilt.93, ss.71-74, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/014556131409300207
  • Dergi Adı: ENT-EAR NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.71-74

Özet

Agenesis of the sphenoid sinuses is a very rarely encountered anatomic variation. Findings on magnetic resonance imaging can mislead the radiologist and clinician. Therefore, the gold standard for diagnosis is computed tomography (CT) of the paranasal sinuses. We present the case of a 28-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with a 3-month history of headache. CT of the paranasal sinuses revealed isolated bilateral sphenoid sinus agenesis.

Abstract

Agenesis of the sphenoid sinuses is a very rarely encountered anatomic variation. Findings on magnetic resonance imaging can mislead the radiologist and clinician. Therefore, the gold standard for diagnosis is computed tomography (CT) of the paranasal sinuses. We present the case of a 28-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with a 3-month history of headache. CT of the paranasal sinuses revealed isolated bilateral sphenoid sinus agenesis.