Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The most sensitive test for determining maxillary sinusitis is:

The most sensitive test for determining maxillary sinusitis is:
a. Sinus x-ray.
b. CT scan.
c. Percussive tenderness.
d. Transillumination.
e. Ultrasound.

The answer is b. Radiologic studies do not have a significant clinical role in the diagnosis of acute rhinosinusitis.
Coronal CT scan of the sinuses is the most sensitive test. Transillumination is probably more useful (and practical) in the emergency department. None of these methods can determine whether the patient has a bacterial infection amenable to treatment with antibiotics.

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