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X-Ray results - interpretation
I posted here about 1-2 weeks ago under "Where to start?". I was diagnosed with asthma about 15 years ago (but suspect I had it for at least 20) and have had reccuring sinusitis since about the same time. It is now officially chronic sinusitis. I have had an infection since September. I just received my X-Ray scan results and am looking for some interpretation as to what to expect with the ENT specialist. I have a CT scan and spirometric test scheduled in February and an appointment with the ENT specialist end of April.  Here is the essential info from the X-ray report: CHEST(...) minimal hazy silouetting of the left heart border and left medial hemidiaphragm, likely corresponding to a triangular opacity in the anterior hemithorax (...) represent a fat pad or possibly minimal atelectasis.  (...) No pleural effusions.  (...) cardiomediastinal silouette grossly within normal limits. No significant abnormality identified."  SINUSES: (...) peripheral soft tissue opacification pedominantly on the right maxillary sinus. No air-fluids levels identified to suugest an acute sinusitis. Right maxillary sinus mucosal disease." I researched some of the key words, and am a little worried. Should I be? Am I likely heading for surgery for my sinuses? What can I expect from my first appointment with the ENT specialist? I am nervous because I have never had to meet one before, and the idea of sticking tubes up my nose scares me. All my doctor told me about the report over the phone (before I received the writen report) was that I had chroic sinusitis and blocage of my right axillary sinus. I guess the CT scan will shed more light on what is filling that sinus (polyps, or other)? Will the ENT most likely do a culture or biopsy? I've been researching as I've said - I am so nervous!
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