What is the role of sinus radiography in the workup of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Christopher L Tracy, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Opacification, bony destruction, and mucosal thickening are reported, but these signs are not specific to GPA. (See the image below.)

Extensive thickening of the maxillary sinuses in a Extensive thickening of the maxillary sinuses in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis. The patient also had intermittent epistaxis.

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