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Saint Johns, MI
A 33-year-old female asked:

Ct results: minor mucosal changes in the paranasal sinuses seen in the maxillary sinus regions with mucous retention cysts. possible cause?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Allergy: Dust or pollen allergy, with super imposed infection, leading to sinusitis.
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Not to worry: I see a fair proportion of my patients demonstrating these in their sinuses as an incidental finding on ct scan. They very rarely require any sort of surgical intervention and should be differentiated from a mucocele (which are different. Allergies, sinusitis, mucosal irritation lead to these fluid filled "sacs".
Last updated Sep 19, 2019


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