The sinus xray was done in march and the impression states: "mucosal disease of the bilateral maxillary sinuses without definite air-fluid level." |
The sinus ct was done May 28 (last week) and it states:
"Frontal: Not well formed
Ethmoid: minimal thickening
Maxillary: thickening as well as opacity filling much of the maxillary sinuses.
Sphenoid: Mucosal thickening approximately 50% opacified.
Impression: mucosal thickening and opacification of the right and left maxillary sinuses as well as mild mucosal opacity within the sphenoid sinuses."
The mucus membranes lining her maxillary sinuses (located below her eyes in the cheeks) are inflamed, which causes the linings to be thicker than normal (that the thickening the report refers to) and causes them not to drain correctly. That inflammation can cause sinuses to become blocked and not drain correctly (which is the "opacity" referred to on the report).
It sounds like she has mucosal thickening - probably due to allergies - in the maxillary sinuses and sphenoid sinus (which is located in the middle of her head between her ears).
The thickening can lead to viscious cycle of sinus infections by not allowing the sinuses to drain correctly, which leads to more infections, which can lead to more inflammation.
The term "mucosal disease" doesn't refer to anything specific, but indicates that those mucus membranes are inflamed and aren't functioning correctly.
Much of what she's experiencing could be the result of allergies but, in addition to environmental allergies she should be tested for food allergies (if all of this is due to seasonal allergies there should be times of the year when her problems subside).
You might also consider trying saline irrigation with a pediatric Sinus Rinse bottle to help rinse the mucus and irritants out of her sinuses.