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Retention Cyst Sphenoid Sinus
My head MRI showed a small retention cyst in the sphenoid sinus. Headaches and dizziness last week hence the mri. Smoker, sleep apnea from time to time.?
MRI very sensitive: Just because you have something in the sinus, it does not mean it is the cause of your symptoms. Retention cysts are common. Does light or sound bother you when you have the headache? Do you have visual changes before the headache comes? If so you may have migraine.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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
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.
I have a cyst in my sphenoid sinus cavity that is 1.5 cm. It was found on a MRI. Should I have it removes or what options are there?
Usually: Retention cysts are incidental findings requiring no further treatment. If you are not having any related symptoms, and if it clearly simply represents a cyst, probably no treatment is necessary, but talk to your doctor about it.
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?
Bad headaches: Plus upper respiratory congestion.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is so rare: I think it would be difficult to say. My guess is that you were having a CT scan or MRI for some facial or sinus symptoms and this was incidentally reported. It would have been present your whole life...it is the result of lack of development in the embryo/fetus. Reportedly it occurs in only 0.026% of people. Too few to study. The presence of this shouldn't impact your evaluation or treatment.
It means you have a: Sinus infection. You need antibiotics. See your Dr.
Ostiomeatal complexes bilaterally are patent. Septated sphenoid sinus is noted. Left anterior clinoid process is pneumatized". Please explain report?
Sinus: Sounds like a normal scan with common variations in anatomy. The bigger question is what are the symptoms that prompted the scan
Hole is normal: The best test to evaluate the sphenoid sinus is usually a ct scan. The natural drainage hole should be open and secretions should not build up. When they do they cause infection and sometimes pain. Occasionally an MRI is necessary to look for certain growths or rumors in the sphenoid sinus.
Sphenoid Sinus: Near complete opacification of sphenoid sinus means that there is material such as blood or mucus that is filling the sinus.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: 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.
Is there any way to "unopacify" a sinus w/interval opacification? How can one "unopacify" the sphenoid sinus?
Mri notes small layering fluids in sphenoid sinus:what might thisbe? Wouldnormal sinus mucous layer?
Sinusitis: Layering fluids in a sinus on MRI is an indication of sinusitis, but anything that causes swelling and blockage of the normal drainage of a sinus will cause fluid to collect. Most common causes include viral upper respiratory infections (colds), allergies, and bacterial infections. Rarely fungal infections occur.See 1 more doctor answer
What does interval opacification of the sphenoid sinus mean? Differences between the different sinuses?
Mucous: Basically when the sinus is opacified, it means that there is mucous or some sort of inflammation of the lining of the sinus. There are various sinuses: maxillary, sphenoid. What differentiates the sinuses is location. For instance maxillary is under your cheek bones. Try cleaning up your diet of starches and sugar, eat more greens and it may all clear up without antibiotics. Hope this helps!See 1 more doctor answer
MRI says, minor mucosal disease in the sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening. Should I be concerned?
Had FESS & septoplasty on 19th. Had bilateral sphenoid sinus which caused head heaviness. I still sometimes have similar head heaviness. I am scared.
See ENT: If your symptoms are worrisome, and have lasted more than a week or so, you need to have your sinuses, etc, re-evaluated by the MD that did the FESS procedure in the first place. Make the call...
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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