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A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm experiencing nasal congestion and have a retention cyst in left maxillary sinus. what does that mean?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Common finding : Usually, a mucous retention cyst in one maxillary sinus is of little importance or concern. The cyst is a mucus filled structure on the floor or side walls of the sinus. It can gradually enlarge, but not necessarily. It is unrelated to your nasal congestion. This is something you need to discuss with your otolaryngologist further about long term treatment and follow-up.
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Last updated Jul 9, 2017

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