Sinusitis, maxillary, chronic

Sinusitis, maxillary, chronic 

Sinus are hollow spaces filled with air behind the facial bones that lead to nose cavity. These Sinuses have mucous linings similar to nasal passage. This moist lining, traps dust and dirt from entering the nasal cavity. Maxillary Sinusitis is the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. The infection can also result after an allergic reaction – when the immune system attacks the healthy body cells. This infection may be associated with both bacterial and fungal infections.

Maxillary Sinusitis, chronic

Chronic maxillary sinusitis is defined as episodes of inflammation of the paranasal sinuses lasting more than 90 days. 


The causes of maxillary sinus inflammation are:

  • Fever
  • Allergy
  • Bacterial and viral infections
  • Common cold
  • Influenza


At this stage, the patient no longer has pain in the face, but will have a blocked nose. At this time, the patient will feel tired, the discharge has a yellow-green odor, the temples are very painful. Chronic maxillary sinusitis is a very dangerous disease that, if left untreated, can cause dangerous complications. 


Many factors are considered in making a diagnosis of chronic maxillary sinusitis. The most important are: 

(1) history

(2) symptoms

(3) physical observations

(4) x-ray examination

(5) cytologic examination

(6) irrigation

Sinusitis, sphenoid, chronic

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