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A 18-year-old female asked:

I've got a small left sphenoid sinus mucus retention cyst measuring 1x1.5x1.6 cm. i have just gotten my mri results. likely they'll operate?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Unlikely: Small mucus retention cysts are common findings in sinuses imaging, unless it obstructs sinus drainage or cause recurrent sinusitis, rare, it is just observed, a coincidental finding. At any rate the doctor who ordered the MRI, for whatever reason can explain, if you do have other sinus problems, see an ENT specialist, good luck
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