Acute sinusitis. Definition

Medical Definition: Acute sinusitis

Complication of a viral infection of the upper airway, which causes edema, inflammation and blockage of the sinus ostium. Also be due to a deviated nasal septum, nasal allergies, polyps, tumors, foreign bodies and trauma. There is pain and heaviness in the affected breast, nasal obstruction and mucopurulent discharge. For transillumination the breast may appear opaque on radiographs is an increase in density, thinning of the mucosa and may be a fluid level. Gram-positive organisms are usually present.

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