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A 21-year-old male asked:

Got a mucus retention cyst in sinus ct scan blocking sinus partially.what are the treatments to remove it or dissolve it?suffering from post nasal dip

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Dr. James Andrea
36 years experience
Not necessary to: Remove a mucous retention cyst is not necessarily the cause of your sinus problems. I take ct scans all day and we see a lot of mucous retention cysts with little correlation to symptoms. If you are going to have it out just know that your symptoms will probably not improve . Many university radiologists that read scans will advise against treatment because of the high reoccurrence rate
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