Chronic Sinusitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 21, 2017
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Problems to be considered include the following:

  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Other chronic rhinitis
  • Nasal and sinus cavity tumors
  • Facial pain and headache attributable to other causes
  • Nasal polyp
  • Dental infection
  • Periodontal abscess
  • Antral-choanal polyp
  • Inverting papilloma
  • Aspirin/nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug sensitivity
  • Chronic headache of other etiology

Differential Diagnoses