maxillary sinus mucous retention cyst symptoms

Lateral right maxillary sinus 8 mm AP x 6 mm transverse x 9 mm craniocaudad mucous retention cyst versus polyp. What does that mean?

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Dr. Seth M. Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Depends


If it is asymptomatic and painless then nothing. A usual finding, especially in asthmatics. If there are symptoms, frequent sinusitis, or it is growing as noted on serial exams then removal is recommended with histological examination (biopsy)
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Please translate: "Mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. Bulbous mucosal thickening of left inferior turbinate is noted. Mucosal retention cyst is also noted within left aspect of nasopharynx."

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Dr. David S. Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Antral cyst


It is a common condition related to Allergic Rhinitis. In general, no surgical treatment is needed unless the cyst are very large and obstructing the outflow tract of the sinus. The enlarged inferior turbinate is a result of allergy. It can be treated with medication or surgery.
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I have a mucous retention cyst or polyp in maxillary sinus. Is there any relation to my pituitary tumor or to the fact that I have always had a poor sense of smell?

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Dr. Gerald A. Mandell
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Size of polyp


Nasal polyps only usually cause symptoms if an individual polyp is particularly large or if there are clusters of polyps.Reduced sense of smell or taste can occur in severe cases. Mucus retention cyst is usually in maxillary sinus. Unlikely that this cyst would affect sense of smell. Chronic sinusitis is often associated with mucus retention cyst.Large pituitary tumors can affect sense of smell.
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Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Unrelated entities


A pituitary tumor plays no role in the development/formation of a mucous retention cyst, or a sinus polyp. These are quite common, an usually asymptomatic (unless they block the drainage from the sinus into the hiatus semilunaris or if they are occupying a large volume of the sinus) and I see them as an incidental finding on a weekly basis on radiographs of my patients.
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Allergies

Do's And Don'ts

Use sinus rinse to prevent allergy symptoms.

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Can a retention cyst in the sphenoid and maxillary sinus cavities be responsible for excess & thickening mucus resulting in the sensation that you constantly have to clear your throat?

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Yes


Excess mucous and/or more viscous mucous and/or a post nasal drip can make you feel as if there is something stuck in your throat causing you to have the need to cough and clear your throat.
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CT results: minor mucosal changes in the paranasal sinuses seen in the maxillary sinus regions with mucous retention cysts. Possible cause?

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Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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".
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Headaches & Migraine

Interesting Fact

Some people who believe they are having recurrent sinus infections may in fact be having migraines!

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My 14 year old son has a 2.2 cm retention cyst in the right maxillary sinus. What are the symptoms and treatment?

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Observe


MAny people have retention cysts...they can cause some discomfort like allergies or sinus pressure..or they can cause nothing. Treatment is often to have surgery to remove them...or you can simply observe them as they are not infectious. Chinese medicine can help dissolve them...i suggest you talk to an ENT and a Chinese medicine practitioner for more information.
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What is a small retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus?

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Dr. William T. Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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.
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There is semi circumscribed T2 hyperintensity in the right maxillary sinus. Retention cyst, right maxillary sinus. please translate?

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Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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.
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I'm experiencing nasal congestion and have a retention cyst in left maxillary sinus. What does that mean?

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Dr. William T. Culviner
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Common finding


Usually, a mucous retention cyst in one maxillary sinus is of little importance or concern. The cyst is a mucus filled structure on the floor or side walls of the sinus. It can gradually enlarge, but not necessarily. It is unrelated to your nasal congestion. This is something you need to discuss with your otolaryngologist further about long term treatment and follow-up.
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Can maxillary mucous retention cysts cause my head to feel unclear/stuffed-up/cloudy along with tinnitus and mild imbalance. There is no sinus pain.

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Dr. Mark C. Loury
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Probably not


Maxillary retention cysts are common, in some series up to 40% of individuals. In the vast majority of cases they are free of symptoms. When they cause problems there is usually a history of maxillary sinusitis, maxillary or dental discomfort, nasal congestion. It is unlikely that your symptoms are related.
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