Mucocele: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in 46 Operated Patients
Plantier, Diogo Barreto
Brandão Neto, Deusdedit
Pinna, Fabio de Rezende
Voegels, Richard Louis
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INTRODUCTION: Paranasal sinus mucocele is a benign, expansive lesion associated with paranasal sinus obstruction. It affects mostly adults, and is most common in the frontal and ethmoidal sinuses. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes in patients undergoing surgical treatment for paranasal sinus mucocele. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records of patients treated for paranasal sinus mucocele at the ENT department of a tertiary care hospital between 2005 and 2016. RESULTS: Forty-six patients underwent surgical treatment of paranasal sinus mucocele. The mean age was 50.1 years, and 56.5% were male. The most prevalent symptom was pain, and the frontal sinus was most commonly affected. The vast majority of patients (89.1%) underwent endoscopic sinus marsupialization; 10.9% required combined open and endoscopic access. Seven recurrences occurred. CONCLUSION: Sinus mucocele is an expansive disease that primarily affects the frontal sinus of adult patients. In most cases, endoscopic surgery is an effective treatment modality.
Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Jan;23(1):88-91. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1668126.
MucoceleParanasal Sinus DiseasesChronic RhinosinusitisEndoscopic Sinus SurgeryMarsupialization
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