Rare giant maxillay mucocele: A rare case report and literature review.Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2019; 43:68-71AM
Mucocele is a slow growing, benign but locally aggressive cystic structure lined by true epithelium. It often results due to obstructed sinus outflow or obstruction of gland-like mucous retention cyst. It can cause bony destruction and might result in orbital symptoms like diplopia, orbital displacement, visual disturbances. Other clinical features are facial numbness, dental problems, etc. Radiological evaluation is the preferred diagnostic modality. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice both endoscopic and open (could well luc) approach or combined approach are preferred. Here we report a very typical case of maxillary mucocele who presented with subtle symptoms of nasal obstruction. The study was done in compliance with SCARE guidelines..
We present a very unique case of 24 years man with complaints of nasal obstruction and swelling over the right cheek for 2 years. He had a history of facial trauma two years back. Diagnosis was made on the basis of radiological examination CT (Computed Tomography) scan. He underwent enucleation via Cold well Luc's approach with good postoperative results.
Maxillary mucoceles are slow growing benign lesions. However, they are locally aggressive and cause bony destruction resulting into orbital and dental symptoms. Thus early recognistion with regular folllowr up and planning for surgical intervention can help avoid complications.