Pathologies of Paranasal Sinuses Diagnosed On Computed Tomography

Paranasal Sinuses Diagnosed on CT


  • Zainab Saghir University Institute of Radiological Sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, The University of Lahore, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Akash John University Institute of Radiological Sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, The University of Chenab, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Abid Ali Department of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Chenab, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Arooj Ansar University Institute of Radiological Sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, The University of Lahore, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Noor Sehar Nadeem University Institute of Radiological Sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, The University of Lahore, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Hamna Maham Cheema University Institute of Radiological Sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, The University of Lahore, Gujrat, Pakistan



Paranasal Sinus, Nasal Obstruction, Bilateral, Computed Tomography, Sinusitis


The pathological and physiological changes of the paranasal sinus are advanced. The paranasal sinuses are present as paired, air-filled chambers. Symptoms of paranasal sinuses include nasal obstruction, fever, nasal discharge, and swelling. The most common site of PNS pathologies is the maxillary sinus. Computed tomography aids in the diagnosis and provides a detailed image of PNS. Objective: To evaluate the most common occurring pathology of the paranasal sinus using Computed Tomography. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study that was collected from the Radiology Department of Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital Gujrat’ Pakistan from October 2022 to January 2022. The data was collected using simple random sampling and the sample size was collected from patients. The sample size collected was 83. The patients of the age group 10-60 were included in this study. The paranasal sinuses pathologies were diagnosed on a CBCT scan. Data were collected with the help of SPSS 20.0. Results: Out of 83 patients in which 45(54.2) are female and 38(45.8) are male. The most common disease is sinusitis. 22(26.5) patients represent Nasal obstruction, 19(22.5) with nasal discharge (22.9) and, 14(16.9) with swelling. The maxillary sinus is the most common site for PNS pathology. Conclusions: The patient of age group 30-45 is most suffering from PNS disease. The most common disease is the site. The CT scan provides high-quality Para nasal sinuses to aid accurate diagnosis of a patients suffering from a variety of Paranasal sinuses pathologies.


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i12.836
Published: 2022-12-31

How to Cite

Saghir , Z. ., John, A., Ali, A. ., Ansar, A. ., Sehar Nadeem, N. ., & Maham Cheema, H. . (2022). Pathologies of Paranasal Sinuses Diagnosed On Computed Tomography: Paranasal Sinuses Diagnosed on CT. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(12), 17–20.



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