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Sinus Polyp Removal
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
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
You may: You may have some uncomfortable pressure to deal with, but very unlikely pain. You should ask that question of your surgeon. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
33 f w asthma had MRI bc of slight headaches and found a possible sinus polyp should I be concerned dr wants a CT to be sure?
Having preassure in my forehead and above left eye sometimes radiates to the temple had an MRI no contrast looks clear accept 7mm sinus polyp ENT said?
Pressure v headache: Is it pressure or headache? Pressure is more likely from the sinuses/headache more likely a benign vascular thing. Either way, with a clean MRI I wouldn't worry about it. Treat with tylenol as directed. If gets worse or persists, go back to your doctor. Most headaches are uncomfortable, but benign (not dangerous). Did the ENT doc think the polyp could have anything to do with it? Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: If you have a nasal polyp on one side - yes it should be removed to make sure it is nothing more serious. Polyps almost always affect both nasal/sinus cavities. If it is seen on only one side - it should be biopsied (or removed). Polyps do not "need to be removed." indications for removal would be 1) if having surgery for chronic sinusitis 2) breathing difficulty 3) trouble smelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep apnea too?: In addition to what dr. Bernstein joel answered: do you have any signs or symptoms associated with sleep apnea? If so, some cases have been cured or relieved by the removal of nasal polyps. A careful ENT exam can help reveal whether or not it causes obstruction, and whether it should be removed for this reason. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Polypectomy: Nasal polyps are benign growths that form in response to chronic inflammation. They cause nasal airflow blockage, congestion, etc. And are associated with chronic sinus infection. Polyps are removed through the nose, under endoscopic camera guidance, with fine-tipped steel instruments or tissue shaver, usually along with opening of the sinus passages ("functional endoscopic sinus surgery" (fess). ...Read more
Not usually painful: Nasal polyp surgery today is either performed with an endoscope or a microscope. Depending on the surgeon's experience and training, almost all the nasal and sinus inflammation can be removed. However, you should know that this is a genetic disease and recurrences are common. The nose is frequently packed for a few days. Pain is moderate but pressure in the face may be significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many available: Many otolaryngologist in group or solo practice or affiliated with a hospital have a wealth of experience in nasal polypectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery with or without sinuplasty. Consult with otolaryngologists in your area so you can discuss your treatment. Go with who you are must comfortable with. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Septoplasty, nasal turbinate reduction, & nasal polyp removal surgery 6 weeks ago. Nasal irrigation 4x a day but i still have bad headaches day/night.
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