Diagnosi TC ed RM della sindrome del seno silenzioso

Translated title of the contribution: CT and MRI diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome

S. Gaudino, G. M. Di Lella, F. Piludu, M. Martucci, C. Schiarelli, E. Africa, L. Salvolini, C. Colosimo

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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.

Translated title of the contributionCT and MRI diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)265-275
Number of pages11
JournalRadiologia Medica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)


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