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Osteoplasty flap technique for repair of latent (30-year) post-traumatic frontal sinus mucocele: case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

Mucoceles are benign, slow-growing lesions defined as mucus-filled pseudocystic formations. Paranasal mucoceles predominantly affect the frontal sinus (60% to 65%), followed in frequency by the ethmoidal (20% to 30%), maxillary (10%), and sphenoid (2% to 3%) sinuses. Mucoceles usually arise because of sinus ostium obstruction, preceded by infection, fibrosis, inflammation, trauma, surgery or tumors such as osteomas. Mucoceles arising from the frontal sinus present with a variety of clinical signs, including decreased visual acuity, visual field abnormalities, proptosis, ptosis, periorbital swelling, displacement of the globe, restricted ocular movements, and choroidal folds. We describe a case of orbital involvement from a mucocele of the frontal sinus 30 years after the initial trauma, with a review of the published data concerning the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment planning.

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  • Authors

    Park CM, Stoffella E, Gile J, Roberts J, Herford AS

    Institution

    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pacific, San Francisco/Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA, USA.

    Source

    Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 70:9 2012 Sep pg 2092-6

    MeSH

    Abdominal Fat
    Absorbable Implants
    Bone Plates
    Cellulitis
    Computer-Aided Design
    Craniotomy
    Exophthalmos
    Frontal Sinus
    Headache
    Humans
    Imaging, Three-Dimensional
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Mucocele
    Orbital Diseases
    Paranasal Sinus Diseases
    Patient Care Planning
    Surgical Flaps

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22542331