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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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What is a polyp in right maxillary sinus? What are the chances it is cancerous? Do the two look different

What is a polyp in right maxillary sinus? What are the chances it is cancerous? Do the two look different

Common collection: Polyps in the maxillary sinus area are relatively common. These are often picked up on routine dental radiographs. The chances of these being cancerous is very low, however all polyps should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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

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

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). ...Read more

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Can a polyp or retention cyst in the maxillary sinus cause imbalance?

Can a polyp or retention cyst in the maxillary sinus cause imbalance?

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

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What's the difference between a maxillary sinus cysts (2.5 cm) and a possible (2.5cm) sinus polyp?

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

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Can a maxillary sinus cyst be mis dxd? There is worry this is a polyp. How do I find out?

Can a maxillary sinus cyst be mis dxd? There is worry this is a polyp. How do I find out?

See specialist: See an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. Better able to differentiate these problems. Ent surgeon also a good choice. ...Read more

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I'm having polyp in my left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus. Don't have any problem in nose or breathing but have continuous head heavyness?

I'm having polyp in my left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus. Don't have any problem in nose or breathing but have continuous head heavyness?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis or inflammation of the sinuses can cause head heaviness. Sometimes the sphenoid sinus infection can be caused by allergies and difficult to threat. Infection can develop when there is blockage of the sinus passage ways. It is important to maintain a follow-up visit with an ears nose and throat physician or otolaryngologist to monitor your symptoms. ...Read more

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Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Throat discomfort: You probably have a post nasal drip caused by your sinuses. The post nasal drip can cause discomfort in your throat. However, the polyp speaks for a long standing problem and you may havenasal allergies. Speak to your doctor for a referral to an allergist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Mri showed a 3cm polyp in the floor of the left maxillary sinus and a 1cm lipoma in the left frontal sinus. I have eye problems. What does this mean?

Mri showed a 3cm polyp in the floor of the left maxillary sinus and a 1cm lipoma in the left frontal sinus. I have eye problems. What does this mean?

Probably unrelated: Benign growths confined to the sinuses wouldn't cause eye problems. You may need treatment for the growths, which would be referral to an ENT surgeon who can remove them. Talk to your doctor, the one who ordered the mri. ...Read more

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What does mild opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

Early problem signs: A sinus on x-ray should appear black, . Opacification will appear white or grey. This could be fluid, polyps or inflammation of the the mucosal membrane. See your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does extensive opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

What does extensive opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

Opacification: On a radiograph means that something that is normally lucent (dark on x-ray because it lacks density) has some level of radio-opaqueness.

This opacification can be due to fluid & mucus from sinusitis, blood from surgery or injury, bone grafting from sinus lifts, to cysts & other masses - benign and malignant.

That finding needs to be correlated with any current or recent symptoms, illnesses, etc. ...Read more

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Focal small polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus What does it means?

Focal small polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus What does it means?

Depends: Based on a CT scan that description usually means inflammation in the floor of the right maxillary sinus. If during a common viral cold this may be normal. If chronic it could mean mild chronic sinusitis. Depending on your anatomy sometimes this may be related to a dental infection or process. This may also be a completely incidental finding. ...Read more

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Can an oaf grow in size if left untreated? Possible complications if no intervention? Oaf located in right maxillary sinus.

Shouild not grow: An oaf is one of the potential complications from extraction of posterior maxillary teeth. If the oaf is small, it may resolve without any additional surgery. A large oaf that remains open will allow fluids to pass between the mouth and your sinus and may be a persistent problem with sinus infections. ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more