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A 23-year-old male asked:

My head mri showed a small retention cyst in the sphenoid sinus.headaches and dizziness last week hence the mri.smoker, sleep apnea from time to time.?

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Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
MRI very sensitive: Just because you have something in the sinus, it does not mean it is the cause of your symptoms. Retention cysts are common. Does light or sound bother you when you have the headache? Do you have visual changes before the headache comes? If so you may have migraine.
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 34 years experience
Address sleep apnea: And quit smoking-both asap. The retention cyst is basically irrelevant unless it blocks natural drainage of the structure.
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Last updated Jan 1, 2018

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