PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) findings of silent sinus syndrome (SSS) - a rare clinical entity with the constellation of progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus, facial asymmetry and possible diplopia - due to otherwise asymptomatic maxillary sinus disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the pre- and postoperative CT and MR images of six patients with a definitive diagnosis of SSS and compared the radiological and clinical findings with those reported in the literature. RESULTS: The CT and MR studies demonstrated in all cases the most characteristic imaging features of SSS reported in the literature. CONCLUSIONS: Both CT and MR imaging enable a diagnosis of SSS to be made, but CT provides a better depiction of all features of SSS necessary for diagnosis and differentiation from other sinus conditions, even in patients without a clinical suspicion of SSS.

Gaudino, S., Di Lella, G. M., Piludu, F., Martucci, M., Schiarelli, C., Africa, E., Salvolini, L., Colosimo, C., CT and MRI diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome, <<LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA>>, 2012; (Maggio): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1007/s11547-012-0822-x] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/41147]

CT and MRI diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome

Gaudino, Simona;Di Lella, Giuseppe Maria;Piludu, Francesca;Martucci, Matia;Schiarelli, Chiara;Africa, Emilio;Colosimo, Cesare
2012

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) findings of silent sinus syndrome (SSS) - a rare clinical entity with the constellation of progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus, facial asymmetry and possible diplopia - due to otherwise asymptomatic maxillary sinus disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the pre- and postoperative CT and MR images of six patients with a definitive diagnosis of SSS and compared the radiological and clinical findings with those reported in the literature. RESULTS: The CT and MR studies demonstrated in all cases the most characteristic imaging features of SSS reported in the literature. CONCLUSIONS: Both CT and MR imaging enable a diagnosis of SSS to be made, but CT provides a better depiction of all features of SSS necessary for diagnosis and differentiation from other sinus conditions, even in patients without a clinical suspicion of SSS.
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Gaudino, S., Di Lella, G. M., Piludu, F., Martucci, M., Schiarelli, C., Africa, E., Salvolini, L., Colosimo, C., CT and MRI diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome, <>, 2012; (Maggio): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1007/s11547-012-0822-x] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/41147]
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