A 47-year-old female asked:

I had a ct scan of my neck in 2006. it said i had a polyp on my maxillary sinus. is that even possible to see maxillary sinuses on neck ct? could it turn cancerous? my dr wasnt concerned and didnt biopsy it?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Yes, polyp in maxillary sinus can be seen with CT of the neck. There is no indication for biopsy of the sinus polyp because sinus polyp is a benign, non-cancerous inflammatory growth. You had CT scan in 2006 and now the polyp may no longer be present, and if it transformed to a malignant growth it would have done so years ago.
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