7 doctors weighed in:

Just got my CT scan results. It says here that impressions are polysinusitis w/ bilateral maxillary & left sphenoid retention cysts.. Please explain?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammatory changes

Discuss with your doctor that ordered the scan.

In brief: Inflammatory changes

Discuss with your doctor that ordered the scan.
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist agrees
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology

In brief: Inflammation, mucus

Polysinusitis means multiple (poly-) inflamed/infected (-itis) sinuses.
Retention cysts is short for mucus retention cysts. Sometimes a mucus gland gets blocked (like a pimple), but is not infected. The gland keeps making mucus, but since it cannot drain out, it stretches the gland, making a mucus filled "cyst".

In brief: Inflammation, mucus

Polysinusitis means multiple (poly-) inflamed/infected (-itis) sinuses.
Retention cysts is short for mucus retention cysts. Sometimes a mucus gland gets blocked (like a pimple), but is not infected. The gland keeps making mucus, but since it cannot drain out, it stretches the gland, making a mucus filled "cyst".
Thank
Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery

In brief: Sinus infections

Indicates chronic infection .
Common in people with allergies and fungus is a common agent. Advice from ENT could help.

In brief: Sinus infections

Indicates chronic infection .
Common in people with allergies and fungus is a common agent. Advice from ENT could help.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
35 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available