I'm experiencing nasal congestion and have a retention cyst in left maxillary sinus. What does that mean?

Common finding . Usually, a mucous retention cyst in one maxillary sinus is of little importance or concern. The cyst is a mucus filled structure on the floor or side walls of the sinus. It can gradually enlarge, but not necessarily. It is unrelated to your nasal congestion. This is something you need to discuss with your otolaryngologist further about long term treatment and follow-up.

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What is a small retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus?

Mucus cyst of sinus. A mucus retention cyst is a common variant seen on ct scans. This is mucus trapped under the mucus membrane lining the sinus. This creates a raised cyst in the sinus typically with no symptoms. Most of the time, no intervention is needed. Read more...

MRI revealed blocked left maxillary sinus, I have no congestion or mucus only symptom is left lip burns a bit and left tooth aches, what can I take?

WOULD ADVISE. sinus decongestant which should put you back on the way to wellness. I think that if you consistently take the meds that you might feel better for a good portion of the time. Read more...
Pain. Is it an upper back tooth? If so, may be from sinus inflammation. In any event, have your Dentist check your teeth, and PLEASE see an ENT for Rx. Until you see ENT any OTC analgesic (follow pkg directions exactly) will at least partially block symptoms, but not cure Sinus blockage. See an ENT. Read more...

What is nasal congestion and a retention cyst?

Explained. To some people it means a combination of symptoms in the nose including runny nose but to physicians nasal congestion refers to obstruction of air flow most commonly due to swelling of the mucous membranes in the nose. A mucous retention cyst is a common finding in CT scans of the sinuses and is most often of no clinical consequence. Read more...

What is "nasal congestion" and a "retention cyst"?

Findings on CT? It sounds like you are reading the findings on a sinus ct.. Nasal congestion would usually refer to swelling of the turbinates, projections inthe nose that help humidify the nose. A retention cyst in the sinus is generally a benign mass that causes no problems. If an ENT ordered the scan you want his interpretation, as the radiologist doesn't always understand everything we are looking for. Read more...

What is nasal congestion and retention cyst? Are they related?

Not necessarily. Nasal congestion implies that the nasal lining is swollen impeding airflow. A mucus retention cyst occurs when the outflow of mucus is impeded resulting in a cyst containing the mucus and this is typically in the maxillary sinus. They can occur coincidently or independently. Read more...