Acute sinusitis

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Sequelae

All sequelae of acute sinusitis are rare except for relapse or recurrence. Local complications of sinusitis include osteomyelitis and mucocoele. The most feared sequela is extension into bone and/or the central nervous system. Extension into the orbit or the cavernous sinus is extremely rare. Extension of frontal sinusitis anteriorly into the frontal bone can cause a distinct swelling (Pott's puffy tumor). Thus, frontal headache, fever, and swelling over the forehead should always suggest a complication of sinusitis. This is especially true in adolescent and young men. Osteomyelitis, if present, requires prolonged antibiotics as well as removal of necrotic bone.


















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dawn1206 

This is a great article, it covers, what seem to be the whole disease process. please continue these kind of articles.

Praveenkumar 

Good. But ie need in detailed explation of funcrions of all the sinus

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