RESEARCH ARTICLE


Irrigation Nose: CT Findings of Paranasal Sinus Exostoses



KM Schwartz*, LJ Eckel, DF Black, VT Lehman, FE Diehn, CH Hunt, EP Lindell
Mayo Clinic, Department of Radiology 200 1st Street SW Rochester, MN 55901, USA


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Abstract

We report the case of a 57-year-old male who presented with recurrent sinus infections and frequent nasal irrigation. He was found at nasal endoscopy to have multiple outgrowths along his ethmoid and maxillary sinuses. Computed tomography (CT) showed multiple bony exostoses along these sinuses. We report the imaging findings of exostoses associated with sinonasal irrigation.

Keywords: Exostoses, paranasal sinuses.