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Mucus Retention Cyst Throat
Fluid filled sac: A mucous retention cyst is caused by an obstruction of the dust to a gland. In your mouth this would be a salivary gland. It is a fluid filled sac. Sometimes a small cyst will go away without treatment but if is is large it will ned to be removed. See an oral surgeon or an ENT about this. ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
I'm a singer. I have mucus retention cyst on a vocal cord. After phonosurgery to remove it, is there the risk of relapse? Is it a high risk?
No: Mucous retention cyst in vocal cords is common occurrence in people whose profession makes them use high pitch raised voice a lot. Example- singers and street venders. Well having said so, you can help yourself in no recurrences--- during riaz- or practice ---- warm up exercises if throat and vocal cords helps ...Read more
I've got a small left sphenoid sinus mucus retention cyst measuring 1x1.5x1.6 cm. I have just gotten my MRI results. Likely they'll operate?
Unlikely: Small mucus retention cysts are common findings in sinuses imaging, unless it obstructs sinus drainage or cause recurrent sinusitis, rare, it is just observed, a coincidental finding. At any rate the doctor who ordered the MRI, for whatever reason can explain, if you do have other sinus problems, see an ENT specialist, good luck ...Read more
Have had headache, facial pain for 6 months, left side. Mri revealed large mucus retention cyst right side. Any link?
Possible: Possible. Not common however. Raised possibility that radiographic finding is something other than mucus retention cyst. See ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Can please help my husband, because he has a small mucus retention cyst or polyp in the right frontal sinus? What does he do? Thank you!
Observation: If he is otherwise healthy, I won't worry too much about a retention cyst. But if he does have recurrent infection in that sinus, surgery may be necessary. ...Read more
Ct scan shows mucus retention cyst in right sinus 9*11 mm. Left concha bullosa and patchy mucosal thicknening. Please suggest ways to improve symptoms.
Other: Than nasal antiinflamatories, there is not much you can do. ...Read more
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
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?
Got sinus and nose CT scanned. There is mucus retention cyst in right sinus. Doc says its blocking sinus partially and surgery to be done. Is it safe?
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My CT scan says that there is a large left mucous retention cyst. What is going to be involved in removing this?
Are there any hospitals (in England or France) specific for surgery of mucous retention cyst of vocal cord, in singers?
See ENT: You need more info - contact our Dr Stephen Rothstein for more answers ...Read more
What does there is a mucous retention cyst and mucousal edema in antrum of right maxillary sinus mean? All other sinus pnuematized. Bad infection?
Sinus cyst: A common finding in sinus fils or CT scan. Often seen in allergic patients. Mucocele (mucosal cyst) in sinus can be seen in 20% of asymptomatic normal patients. Mucosal edema is consistent with allergic patient and does not require surgery unless there are repeated sinus infections ...Read more
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."
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. ...Read more
Lateral right maxillary sinus 8 mm ap x 6 mm transverse x 9 mm craniocaudad mucous retention cyst versus polyp. What does that mean?
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.
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. ...Read more
I have a large mucous retention cyst in my sinus cavity. What is this, would it cause the headaches I've been having lately, and what's the treatment?
We see them often: Causes of retention cysts are unknown; as much as we think allergy plays a role others appear to have no association.. Usually they aren't painful themselves; but they can enlarge, block passages and contribute to formation of sinus infections, similar to nasal polyps. Headaches? Maybe. Depends. Usually not. Options: oral steroids, surgery, allergy shots; some recommend do nothing. See ENT. ...Read more
Retention cyst: Hello, cysts are commonly found within the paranasal sinuses. It is believed that they occur from an occlusion of an outflow tract from a mucus secreting gland. This gland continues to produce mucus and before long it swells like a water balloon. These cysts can be varying sizes and as long as they don't occlude the sinus ostea, they are just identified and observed. No surgery is needed. ...Read more
Can a mucous retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus cause headaches, double vision and selling around the eyes?
Most would not: A number of mucus retention cysts are often first diagnosed as asymptomatic findings on panoramic radiographs taken in a dental office. If a mucus retention cyst is large enough whereby it occupies enough volume in the maxillary sinus, it could potentially contribute to all of the symptoms you are inquiring about. Further evaluation of your symptoms would be recommended. ...Read more
Daily headache. MRI showed bilateral mucous retention cysts or polyps within the maxillary sinuses. Could this be cause? Worth seeing otolaryngologist?
See oral surgeon:
The polyps you reference probably can cause sinus congestion and sinus pressure. These should be removed by an oral and maxillfacial sx to allow beter
breathing and less pressure which may be leading to your head aches. ...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
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?
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. ...Read more
Hi I have been recently diagnosed with prominent bilateral maxillary antral mucous retention cysts. Should I be worried, could they be cancerous?
Ct results: minor mucosal changes in the paranasal sinuses seen in the maxillary sinus regions with mucous retention cysts. Possible cause?
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". ...Read more
I recently had a CT scan done on my sinus and I have a 1.6 cm polyp or mucous retention cyst inferiorly in my left maxillary sinus what does it mean?
I feel my head is exploding and current is going through my head, CT scan shows I have a mucous retention cyst in the anterolateral left spheniod sin?
Head ache: Mucous retention cyst will not cause those symptoms and it is likely an incidental finding unrelated to your headache. Since we don't know anything about you, not even something as basic as your age, let alone your medical history and meds, we cant offer you relevant and useful response especially when there is not a real question posed. ...Read more
I have had ringing in both ears for the past ten months CT/MRI scan showed only 2.3cm mucous retention cyst in right maxillary sinus. What is wrong?
Retention cyst: A mucous retention cyst is an incidental finding and has nothing to do with the other symptoms. An audio gram may be in order. ...Read more
Cyst: Great question. Maxillary cysts are in the maxillary sinus which is a cavity below your eye and over your lip. A cyst is a benign ballon of mucous in that sinus. They are very common and usually are not treated. If the cyst uncommonly becomes very large they would require surgery. (again very uncommon) ...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