What is the role of sinus radiography in the workup of cystic fibrosis (CF)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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On sinus radiography, panopacification of the sinuses is present in almost all patients with cystic fibrosis, and its presence is strongly suggestive of the diagnosis. Conversely, absence of panopacification strongly suggests that cystic fibrosis is not present.


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