Imaging of chronic and exotic sinonasal disease: review

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Dec;189(6 Suppl):S35-45. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.7031.


Objective: Chronic sinusitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed illnesses in the United States. The educational objectives of this review article are for the participant to exercise, self-assess, and improve his or her understanding of the imaging evaluation of sinonasal disease.

Conclusion: This article describes the anatomy, pathophysiology, microbiology, and diagnosis of sinonasal disease, including chronic and fungal sinusitis, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, inverted papilloma, and chondrosarcoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / etiology
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*