J32.3: Chronic sphenoidal sinusitis
One of your sinuses has been inflamed for a considerable time. The sphenoidal sinus is affected.
The sinuses are cavities in the skull that are filled with air. They make the head lighter and influence the sound of the voice. Air is moistened and warmed up in the sinuses. The sinuses have an inner lining of a moist and smooth membrane. This inner membrane is also called the mucous membrane. The mucous membrane produces fluid. The sinuses are connected to the nose via an opening. As a result, fluid can run out of the sinuses into the nose.
You have had an inflammation in your sphenoidal sinus for a considerable time. The sphenoidal sinus is located behind the nose inside the skull.
When there is an inflammation, the mucous membrane swells up. The swelling can block the connection to the nose. As a result, fluid accumulates in the sinus. This can cause headaches and abnormal fatigue.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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