TABLE 3.

Findings With MRI During Acute Respiratory Infection in a Series of 60 Children

MRI Findings*
NormalMinor AbnormalityMajor AbnormalityMean
n (%)n (%)n (%)Score (SD)
Maxillary sinuses15 (25)9 (15)36 (60)1.8 (1.2)
Ethmoidal sinuses10 (17)13 (22)37 (62)1.9 (1.1)
Frontal sinuses16 (27)6 (10)11 (18)1.1 (1.2)
Sphenoidal sinuses31 (55)6 (10)20 (35)1.1 (1.3)
All sinuses7 (12)12 (20)41 (68)8.5 (6.8)§
  • * Normal, less than 2-mm mucosal thickening; minor abnormality, less than one third volume loss; major abnormality, more than one third volume loss or an air-fluid level. The final grade has been determined according to the more severely affected side.

  • Frontal sinuses were not developed in 24 children and not displayed in the slices in 3 children.

  • Sphenoidal sinuses were not developed in 3 children.

  • § Calculated for all of the sinuses on both side.