Frontal sinus mucopyelocele with intracranial and intraorbital extension

  • S Gupta Associate Professor, Depattment of Ophthalmology, People’s Hospital, People’s College of Medical Science and Research Centre, Bhopal (MP)
  • R Goyal Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, People’s Hospital, People’s College of Medical Science and Research Centre, Bhopal (MP)
  • M Shahi Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, People’s Hospital, People’s College of Medical Science and Research Centre, Bhopal (MP)
Keywords: Mucocele, mucopyocele, paranasal sinuses, visual loss, proptosis

Abstract

This case is related to a 52-year-old lady with proptosis, diplopia and diminution of vision due to a mass lesion in upper medial quadrant of the orbit. CT scan revealed a well defined mass in basi-frontal area with intra-orbital and intracranial extension. On exploring it was found to be mucopyocele of the frontal sinus. Surgical excision was done by external approach. The symptoms and signs resolved completely within a week. Frontal sinus mucopyoceles are benign and curable. Early recognition and management of them is of paramount importance because they can expand and cause local, orbital or intracranial complications.

Keywords: Mucocele; mucopyocele; paranasal sinuses; visual loss; proptosis  

DOI: 10.3126/nepjoph.v3i1.4287

Nepal J Ophthalmol 2011;3(5):91-92

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Gupta, S., Goyal, R., & Shahi, M. (1). Frontal sinus mucopyelocele with intracranial and intraorbital extension. Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology, 3(1), 91-92. https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v3i1.4287
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