Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Marchiori R

Department of Surgery and Diagnosis, Base Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Case Report   
    Post-Traumatic Giant Frontal Sinus Mucopyocele: A Case Report
    Author(s): Nour Salman*, Zangrando D, Sant Ana E, Chihara LL, Santos AG, Costa RR and Marchiori R

    Paranasal sinus mucocele is a benign cystic lesion, of chronic nature, lined with mucosa and filled with mucous content. Obstruction of the frontonasal duct, where frontal sinus drainage occur, leads to mucocele formation, which grows slowly, expanding into the surrounding bony walls with subsequent bone destruction and resorption. Mucocele expansion tends to occur in the direction with the least resistance, thus frontal sinus mucocele has the tendency to expand inferiorly, eroding the superior orbital wall and causing inferior displacement of the globe with consequent ophthalmic symptoms such as: Diplopia, ptosis, proptosis, epiphora or amaurosis in cases of optic nerve compression by the mass effect of mucocele. This case report presents a 42-year-old male with 18 years giant post-traumatic frontal sinus mucocele with orbital involvement and extensive right eye proptosis, where cons.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2165-7920.2023.13.1570

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