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Balasubramanian, Thiagarajan and Karthikeyan, Arjunan Fronto ethmoidal mucocele with intracranial extension an interesting case report with literature review. ENT Scholar.

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    Abstract

    Mucoceles are gradually expanding lesion involving paranasal sinuses 1. This is usually caused due to obstruction to the normal drainage channels of paranasal sinuses leading on to pent up secretions within it. These patients classically don’t present with symptoms pertaining to nose and sinuses but with ophthalmological signs and symptoms. They invariably present to the opthalmologist before finding their way to an otolaryngologist. This interesting case report describes a patient with a large frontoethmoidal mucocele who presented with extensive proptosis and intracranial extension of the lesion. This case is reported to stress the importance of endoscopic approach in managing these lesions.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: frontoethmoidal mucocele, intracranial extension, endoscopic decompression, drtbalu, otolaryngology online
    Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry > Others in Medicine and Dentistry > Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr Thiagarajan Balasubramanian
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2012 14:26
    Last Modified: 26 May 2012 14:26
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1114

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