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How should a sphenoid sinus polyp be treated?

How should a sphenoid sinus polyp be treated?

Leave it alone: Usually a polyp in the sinus that isn't causing symptoms is left alone and doesn't require Rx. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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I'm having polyp in my left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus.Dont 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.Dont 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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How much pain will i be in after endoscopic sinus polyp surgery and septoplasty?

How much pain will i be in after endoscopic sinus polyp surgery and septoplasty?

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

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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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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?

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?

Sinus polyp benign?: Sinus polyp is a common problem with asthma. If the polyp is not large and is not causing blockage of the nasal passage, they can be left alone. Even after surgical removal, there is a high incidence of re-growth of the polyps. ...Read more

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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?

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 (acetaminophen) 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

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a cyst in your sphenoid sinus?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a cyst in your sphenoid sinus?

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 more

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Are there symptoms or health problems when you have agenesis of the sphenoid sinus?

 Are there symptoms or health problems when you have agenesis of the sphenoid sinus?

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. ...Read more

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What test best diagnoses a hole in sphenoid sinus?

What test best diagnoses a hole in sphenoid sinus?

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. ...Read more

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What is opafication of sphenoid sinus?

Blocked sinus: Could have new or old sinus congestion, and may be indicative of an infection. See you doctor, and decide on potential antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does near complete opacification of sphenoid sinus mean?

What does near complete opacification of sphenoid sinus mean?

Sphenoid Sinus: Near complete opacification of sphenoid sinus means that there is material such as blood or mucus that is filling the sinus. ...Read more

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Can ethmoid and sphenoid sinus diesease be cured with medication?

Can ethmoid and sphenoid sinus diesease be cured with medication?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any way to "unopacify" a sinus w/interval opacification? How can one "unopacify" the sphenoid sinus?

Is there any way to "unopacify" a sinus w/interval opacification? How can one "unopacify" the sphenoid sinus?

Treat sinusitis: Opacification of a sinus is xray evidence of sinus full of something empty the sinus opacification goes away it can clear itself if you treat the process causing it to fill congestion, infx being most common rarely surgical drainage is indicated. ...Read more

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Mri notes small layering fluids in sphenoid sinus:what might thisbe?Wouldnormal sinus mucous layer?

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. ...Read more

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What does interval opacification of the sphenoid sinus mean? Differences between the different sinuses?

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! ...Read more

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MRI says, minor mucosal disease in the sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening. Should I be concerned?

MRI says, minor mucosal disease in the sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening. Should I be concerned?

Usually no: Mild mucosal thickening in the sinuses is commonly seen on MRI. It can be the result of allergies. Fluid in the sinuses is more concerning as it can indicate infection (sinusitis) ...Read more

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Had FESS & septoplasty on 19th.Had bilateral sphenoid sinus which caused head heaviness. I still sometimes have similar head heaviness.I am scared.

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... ...Read more

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Had sphenoid sinus mucocele removed and arteria in sphenoplatina electrocoagulated due the bleeding. Now and then i still bleed. Should i be worried?

Had sphenoid sinus mucocele removed and arteria in sphenoplatina electrocoagulated due the bleeding. Now and then i still bleed. Should i be worried?

Everyone Heals: Highly vascular area with burning to stop bleeding. Bleeding probably because scar is disrupted. Some people heal faster than others. Just be sure that the bleeding does stop and only happens once and awhile. Good luck and heal fast! ...Read more

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What are possible complications from a sphenoid sinus inf that is not clearing with antib and cortisone? Had fess 2 months ago, avoiding more surgery

What are possible complications from a sphenoid sinus inf that is not clearing with antib and cortisone? Had fess 2 months ago, avoiding more surgery

Sphenoid sinusitis: Hello, the sphenoid sinus is often times referred to as the silent sinus. It sits in the most posterior part of the nasal cavity. It may cause posterior cephalic pain in the occipital area. An infection in this area can cause more PND and cough since it is closest to the nasopharynx. The internal carotid and optic nerves are in close proximity. It's rare that these two structures are involved. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of a sphenoid sinus infection?

Sinusitis: It is the same for all the sinuses except for the location. The sphenoid is up behind your nose so you may feel pressure there with the headaches. All the other symptoms of sinusitis are the same. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinus infection?

What are the symptoms of the sphenoid sinus infection?

Sphenoid: This sinus is the most posterior of the sinuses. Sinusitis here occurs after the other sinuses mainly. Symptoms will still include headache and people complain about it at the top of the head or in the back of the head. It is quite nonspecific as it is more rare. Diagnosis can be by sinus xr. If in doubt, go see your doctor for proper diagnosis please. ...Read more

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If the sphenoid sinus is opacifying increasingly on an interval, can it ever go away and become clear on its own?

If the sphenoid sinus is opacifying increasingly on an interval, can it ever go away and become clear on its own?

Depends..: Depends on the reson of opacification.
If it is an infection (sinusitis) it may get better.
If its due to amss lesion in the sphenooid sinus (like a tumor) most probably it is there to stay , if not treated.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is sphenoid sinus infection dangerous should I be very worried it?

It can be dangerous: Would see a physician asap. Appropriate antibiotic therapy should be initiated. ...Read more

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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 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. ...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