Decision Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 27. Sinuses


The following lists the most common conditions of aeromedical significance, and course of action that should be taken by the examiner as defined by the protocol and disposition in the table. Medical certificates must not be issued to an applicant with medical conditions that require deferral, or for any condition not listed that may result in sudden or subtle incapacitation without consulting the AMCD or the RFS. Medical documentation must be submitted for any condition in order to support an issuance of an airman medical certificate.

Acute or Chronic
Disease/Condition Class Evaluation Data Disposition
Sinusitis, intermittent use of topical or non-sedating medication All Document medication, dose and absence of side effects Responds to treatment without any side effects - Issue
Severe-requiring continuous use of medication or effected by barometric changes All Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report Requires FAA Decision

Sinus Tumor
Disease/Condition Class Evaluation Data Disposition
Benign - Cysts/Polyps All If no physiologic effects, submit documentation Asymptomatic, no observable growth over a 12-month period, no potential for sinus block - Issue
Malignant All Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report Requires FAA Decision