mucocoele

mucocoele

A usually harmless cyst-like body filled with MUCUS. Mucocoeles occur in various parts of the body when mucus secreted by a MUCOUS MEMBRANE is unable to escape though normal channels. They may cause local damage by compressing or displacing other structures.
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Obstruction of cystic duct thus produces mucocoele of gallbladder.
36%) presented with complications like acute cholecystitis, empyema, mucocoele, and gangrenous gallbladder.
All these patients were admitted either through emergency or surgical out-patient department with the diagnosis of biliary colic, cholelithiasis, acute cholecystitis, empyema gall bladder and mucocoele of gall bladder.
Imaging of Mucocoele of the Appendix with Emphasis on CT Findings.
2] laser, the removal of a mucocoele takes 3-5 minutes; a gingivectomy 2 minutes; a maxillary fraenectomy 1.
Except for a case of ethmoidal mucocoele which was demonstrated on U/S, all other lesions were characterised only by CT.
Differential diagnosis of Thornwaldt's cyst is branchial cleft cyst, Rathke's pouch cyst, adenoid retention cyst, meningocoele, sphenoid sinus mucocoele, JNA and possibly nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Specific CT signs for mucocoele is described as an isodense mass with clear cut margins on orbital and cranial sides without signs of infiltration.
Other tumours like Fibrous dysplasia, Rhinosporidiosis, Salivary gland tumours, Pleomorphic adenoma, Angiomyxomatous polyp and Maxillary mucocoele are rarely encountered.
Patients with CCF may initially present to an ophthalmologist for their eye symptoms (15) Careful history, eye examination and imaging modalities lead to correct and timely diagnosis and help to differentiate it from arteriovenous malformations, cavernous sinus thrombosis, orbital and cavernous sinus tumours, tumours of the base of the skull, mucocoele, thyroid ophthalmopathy (16,17) Retrobulbar tumours, haemorrhages (Especially after trauma), infections like orbital cellulitis.