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Ethmoid Sinus Cyst
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
Between the eyes: The ethmoid sinuses are between the eyes and are commonly the result of viral and or bacterial infections starting in the nose. The answer to your question is the ethmoid sinuses are infected and the lining membrane is thickened. The only method to prove your diagnosis is with a cat scan of the sinuses. ...Read more
Husband's cat scan showed bilateral ethmoid sinus disease and mild right maxillary sinus disease. He went by ambulance to hospital from a case of sev?
Recent CT scan show mucosal thickening in ethmoid sinus. Have balloon sinuplasty scheduled, but curious....symptoms onset coincided with starting to use a Fitibit. Any possibility that they are related (i.e. medial nerve irritant)? Or coincidence?
Detective work: To decide whether or not facial sinus symptoms are related to getting a Fitbit or merely coincidental requires detective work. What changed in one's life after getting the Fitbit? If one started exercising with others, that would mean more exposures to potential upper respiratory infections. If one started walking or running outdoors, that means more exposures to airborne allergens and irritants. ...Read more
Can a retention cyst in the max sinus. Amuse unilateral ptopsis? Moderate thickening of several of the ethmoid cells?? What does this all mean.
Possibly: Sounds as though you've had a study to evaluate this and so clearly the doctor who ordered the study should be answering your questions. Any of us would only be guessing on this small fragment of information. Good luck! ...Read more
Can a Mucous Retention Cyst in the inferior aspect of the left max sinus cause unilateral ptosis? CT also shows thickening of several ethmoid air cell
No: No, very unlikely. Mucous retention cysts in the sinuses are very common. The ethmoid thickening is also unlikely to cause the issue. I would look for another reason for the ptosis. ...Read more
What is the treatment for maxillary sinus polyps and mucoperiosteal thickening of left ethmoid sinus? What specific symptoms are caused by this?
Brain MRI reveals complete opacification of the bilateral frontal and ethmoid sinus, otherwise normal, could this be cause of daily head pressure?
I was diagnosed with ethmoid sinus disease by CT scan. I was also dx with high blood pressure. Started Bystolic (nebivolol) one week ago. Can this sinus condition?
Ethmoid Sinusitis: Hello, the CT shows that you have sinusitis which has many causes however a sinusitis directly resulting from bystolic (nebivolol) BP medication I don't think has been reported. Things you can do to help resolve the sinusitis is saline sinus rinse 2x/day BEFORE using an over the counter nasal steroid spray like Nasacort, Flonase or Rhinacort. I usually recommend ibuprofen as well. If no improvement, see ENT. ...Read more
Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: If they are large enough to give you symptoms of pain and pressure or tooth related pain or affect the ability of the sinuses to drain properly then it might be something to consider discussing your options with an ENT doc or oral/maxillofacial surgeon. If you decide to have them surgically removed be sure to request that the tissue is biopsied. ...Read more
Retention cyst: Retention cysts are found often on MRI scans of the brain. These cysts are usually benign incidental findings that arise from the mucosa in the sinus. When they get large, they can cause some headache from irritation of the surrounding structures. In the abscence of a history of infection with drainage, the cause of these cysts is debated. Treatment is usually conservative. ...Read more
Retention cyst: Speak with your doctor, but usually this is an incidental finding requiring no treatment. ...Read more
Had tonsils removed along with a cyst in my left sinus 5 days ago. What should I expect over the next few weeks?
Post surgery: Tonsillectomy in adults results in a significant sore throat after surgery with possible low grade fever, ear pain, and bad breath. Be sure to keep drinking a lot of fluids and do not get dehydrated. The removal of the sinus cyst may cause some nasal congestion and a little blood drainage from the nostril for a week or so. Contact your doctor if you have any significant bleeding or fever. ...Read more
I have a mucous sinus cyst, experencing sorness on my palate same side as sinus cyst is it norm 4 this to happen wiv this medical problem x thanks?
Usually not: Mucous cysts called mucous retention phenomena (they aren't true cysts) usually don't cause a problem unless they are so large that they block the drainage from your sinus to your nose. Soreness of your palate needs to be evaluated by an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon to determine if there is a connection or something else going on. If you have a ct of your sinuses show it to the oral surgeon. ...Read more
Is operation necessary for treating cyst in the sinus cavity. Can I avoid operation? If not, which type I should prefer traditional or endoscopic?
I have pilondial sinus and cyst, how long can I live with it, I had it for 5 years. I heard the surgery is leaving a large open wound? What do I do?
Surgery the best: The pilonidal will slowly increase and become more bothersome and harder to cure as you delay. Get it operated on now and it will be over and done with ...Read more
I may have a cyst on my tonsil what can I do at home to help it some yellowish stuff came out it last night. It first appeared during my sinus infecti?
Gargle: If you have debris coming off a tonsil, drink more fluids and gargle several times every day. If symptoms persist, see an ent. ...Read more
How many mucosal sites are there in the body, can maxillary sinus cyst be more sinister? How can you tell they are inconsequential on scan? Not logical
Unclear question: I do not understand what you mean by mucosal sites. Sinus cysts very common. ...Read more
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Cyst or sinus: You are lucky, if you don't 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
Its sounds although you have intractable sinus disease. Given your prior hx:
bilateral medial turbinectomies. Resection of medial walls, of both maxillary sinuses, and a partial ethmoidectony; you might need surgical intervention but I would ask your physician. ...Read more
Why bother?: I can't see image well. Most ENT's I know don't remove maxillary "retention" cysts, unless the think it is cancerous, eroding into bone, or causing infections or pressure by blocking the drainage (OMC obstruction). They are not believed to be painful themselves. Can do surgery through the nostril, or under upper lip. ...Read more
A mucocele: Is typically credited with a "bluish" color due to the trapped salivary discharge under the thin mucosal tissue. Consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon about this to be sure and to have treatment recommendations for your consideration. ...Read more
Yes: Sinus cysts can be removed surgicall--suggest you see an ENT specialist to evaluate and treat. ...Read more
Surgeon: You should absolutely ask that of your surgeon. There are many techniques of sinus surgery resulting in different expectations. ...Read more
Reoccurring cysts all over body, 3 pilonidal sinus in a year. Prone to getting sick with anything that's. What could it be? Feeling generally sick
No Easy Answer: What you are describing sounds serious enough to warrant a visit to your doctor. If you are having cysts in the skin, you might be best served by first visiting a dermatologist. There are many conditions that manifest with cysts in the skin in addition to several of the other symptoms you are describing. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Most maxillary sinus cysts are benign and are only found on routine xray examination. They are usually mucous in origin and rarely is the removal recommended. If recommended the procedure involves an incision in the muccobuccal fold area and an entry into the sinus is made with a drill. The cyst is curetted-incision is closed.
Minor if any discomfort. An office procedure. ...Read more
Mucus cyst of sinus: A mucus retention cyst is a common variant seen on ct scans. This is mucus trapped under the mucus membrane lining the sinus. This creates a raised cyst in the sinus typically with no symptoms. Most of the time, no intervention is needed. ...Read more
See below: A sinus cyst may develop as a result of a sinus infection. To relive sinus headaches you should make sure there is no underlying allergy. Skin testing would be helpful. Medicines to reduce a sinus headache/allergies include steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines, mucinex, (guaifenesin) decongestants if there is no high blood pressure, and saline sprays. ...Read more
Possible but rare: Polyps or cysts in the maxillary sinuses are very common. Unless they are obstructing the opening to the sinus, they are completely benign and nothing should be done, especially surgery. If it blocks the opening, a simple endoscopic surgery can remove the blockage and improve symptoms. ...Read more
What's the difference between a maxillary sinus cysts (2.5 cm) and a possible (2.5cm) sinus polyp?
The difference is:
A "maxillary cyst" likely refers to a maxillary retention cyst arising. Domeshape, from the floor of the maxillary sinus. Benign, asymptomatic, usually self limited, requiring not treatment.
A "sinus polyp" is likely related to nasal polyps. Usually the "sinus polyp" is accompanied by other polyps of the nose or ethmoid sinuses. Nasal polyps include nasal congestion, sinusitis, decreased smell. ...Read more
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
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