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Had sinus surgery back in june have cyst in sinus was fine then went back for 3 month check up it has gotten bigger should I have surgery ?

Had sinus surgery back in june have cyst in sinus was fine then went back for 3 month check up it has gotten bigger should I have surgery ?

Only if symptomatic: The most conservative approach is treat sinus cyst only if they become symptomatic. Meaning causing pain, pressure or resulting in blockage leading to infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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The nasal discharge from my left nostril is rarely clear. Have a cyst in sinus on the same side. Might the cyst be the cause of this?

The nasal discharge from my left nostril is rarely clear. Have a cyst in sinus on the same side. Might the cyst be the cause of this?

Cyst: Generally sinus cysts dont cause any symptoms. May be nasal dryness from climate, from a deviated septum, the onset of a cold or sinusitis. If it persists see an ENT to check it out. You may need a repeat ct scan ...Read more

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Got a mucus retention cyst in sinus CT scan blocking sinus partially.What are the treatments to remove it or dissolve it?Suffering from post nasal dip

Got a mucus retention cyst in sinus CT scan blocking sinus partially.What are the treatments to remove it or dissolve it?Suffering from post nasal dip

Not necessary to: Remove a mucous retention cyst is not necessarily the cause of your sinus problems. I take ct scans all day and we see a lot of mucous retention cysts with little correlation to symptoms. If you are going to have it out just know that your symptoms will probably not improve . Many university radiologists that read scans will advise against treatment because of the high reoccurrence rate ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus?

How can I tell if I have a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus?

Cyst or sinus: You are lucky, if you dont have a pilonidal infecrion. The cysts are closed, round sack and the sinus has an opening on the skin. Both can become infected. With infection a surgical drainage is required. Before infection you have a choice to observe or elective surgery to remove. ...Read more

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Is operation necessary for treating cyst in the sinus cavity. Can I avoid operation? If not, which type I should prefer traditional or endoscopic?

Surgery not required: Most cyst in the sinus are called mucus retention cyst and are benign. They rarely cause a problem and can just be observed. However, it's best you have an ENT review a sinus ct scan with you to see if it could be causing any symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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My husband is 36 years old n is diagnosed with branchial cyst - sinus with superadded inflammation. What is the treatment for this?

My husband is 36 years old n is diagnosed with branchial cyst - sinus with superadded inflammation. What is the treatment for this?

Let me explain: Infected branchial cleft cysts or sinuses require antibiotic treatment. If there are persistent problems with drainage or infection, any cysts should be surgically removed. Source: http://www.Umm.Edu/ency/article/001396trt.Htm#ixzz2lqyw1vd8. ...Read more

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There is semi circumscribed t2 hyperintensity in the right maxillary sinus. Retention cyst, right maxillary sinus. Please translate?

There is semi circumscribed t2 hyperintensity in the right maxillary sinus. Retention cyst, right maxillary sinus. Please translate?

Retention cysts in: The maxillary sinuses are not uncommon and usually do not cause symptoms. They are very thin walled, fluid filled sacs. Unless they obstruct the sinus ostia or are associated with other sinus disease they are usually left untreated. These are often serendipitous findings on head ct's or mri's performed for unrelated reasons. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more