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Sinus XRay, Waters' View XRay, Occipitomental XRay, Caldwell-Luc XRay

  • See Also
  • Indication (Sinus CT preferred)
  1. Evaluation of Suspected Chronic Sinusitis
  2. Evaluation of Acute Sinusitis:
    1. Persistent symptoms despite adequate treatment
    2. High risk patients
      1. Diabetes Mellitus
      2. Immunosuppressive drugs
    3. Suspected involvement in multiple Paranasal Sinuses
  • Contraindications (Relative)
  1. Ethmoid or Sphenoid Sinusitis
  2. Age under 3 years
    1. Undeveloped sinuses
    2. High false positive opacification rate
  • Views
  1. Maxillary: Waters' View (Occipitomental XRay)
    1. This alone is usually sufficient
  2. Frontal: Caldwell-Luc
  • Findings suggestive of Sinusitis
  1. Opacification (Only 36-66% sensitive)
  2. Air fluid levels
  3. Mucosa more than 8 mm thick (non-specific)
  • Efficacy in Acute Sinusitis