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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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
I have a cyst in my sphenoid sinus cavity. Also seasonal allergies, prone to sinus infections, drainage, and sinus headaches. Are they connected?
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?
It depends: Isolated sphenoid sinusitis is uncommon but may cause symptoms like any other sinus condition- congestion, pain/ pressure, post nasal drainage, fatigue, etc. If symptomatic, antibiotics or surgically draining the sinus may be appropriate. If not symptomatic, it may just be a mucus retention cyst (benign glob of snot!)-requires no treatment. Depending on its appearance, repeat a ct at some point. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends...: on what you mean by disease. If you mean infection, you may need antibiotics and/or nose sprays. If you mean inflammation, you may need treatment of the underlying condition (e.g. allergy). If you mean cyst, the answer may be nothing. If you mean growth or tumor, the answer may be surgery. An ENT doctor may be able to help you. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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