You may have seen from my previous post that I have been suffering for 2yrs with headache, facial pain, ear pressure, dizziness and have tried a number of meds from my neuro with little success which made me question if I truly have migraine.
I recently had a CT sinus scan (basically begged my GP for a scan when I cud not stick the nasal pressure any longer) which prompted an ENT appt today. I have now been diagnosed with chronic maxillary atelectasis/silent sinus syndrome…basically on my right side I have an enlarged ethmoid air cell, an enlarged air filled middle turbinate, complete blockage of the maxillary sinus and drainage pathways due to bony remodeling and and orbital floor involvement (my right eye socket has partially collapsed downward from negative pressure). This will require surgery to fix. However the ENT could not commit to the surgery fixing ALL of my symptoms- she said I may have migraine AND this issue. So while I feel that I may finally be getting somewhere…there is no guarantee…aaarrrghhhhh
Has anyone come across this before or had similar surgery? I do have another appt with a different ENT next week for a 2nd opinion - he is a professor and therefore may have more experience of this. I also feel after the appt today that I will have more informed questions for him…the appt today was quite rushed as she had other patients waiting!!!
@Jojo65 - you mentioned to me before about your nasal pain and that you had 2 endoscopies which were clear. The ENT told me today that you cannot diagnose sinus disease/nasal anomalies by endoscope alone - A CT scan is needed also to see areas that the endoscope cannot see. Hope this helps…