Endoscopic sinus surgery for the treatment of frontoethmoidal mucocele complicated with orbital abscess: a case report.

Tsung-Ming Chen, T. J. Lee, T. S. Huang

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Abstract

Mucoceles may develop after several decades following sinus surgery. They can progressively expand over many years and destroy the surrounding bones, which may result in severe complications such as orbital infection or intracranial lesions. A 68-year-old woman was hospitalized with the chief complaints of exacerbated right orbital swelling and progressive visual loss for one week in May 1995. Under the impression of the right frontoethmoidal mucocele complicated with orbital abscess, she underwent endoscopic sinus surgery for marsupialization and wide drainage of the mucocele. The symptoms subsided one week post-operatively without ophthalmological sequelae. There has been no recurrence one-year post-operatively. Endoscopic sinus surgery is an effective treatment for frontoethmoidal mucocele.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalChanggeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Mucocele
Abscess
Therapeutics
Drainage
Bone and Bones
Recurrence
Infection

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