mucocele


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mucocele

 [mu´ko-sēl]
1. dilation of a cavity with accumulated mucous secretion.
2. a mucous polyp.

mu·co·cele

(myū'kō-sēl),
1. Synonym(s): mucous cyst
2. A retention cyst of the salivary gland, lacrimal sac, paranasal sinuses, appendix, gallbladder, or other site.
[muco- + G. kēlē, tumor, hernia]

mucocele

ENT Mucus retention cyst, see there.

mu·co·cele

(myū'kō-sēl)
A retention cyst of a salivary gland, lacrimal sac, paranasal sinuses, appendix, or gallbladder. Most common site is the lower lip lateral to the midline.
[muco- + G. kēlē, tumor, hernia]

mucocele

An abnormal enlargement of a cavity, such as the lacrimal sac when the nasolacrimal sac is blocked (or obstructed). The obstruction may occur as a result of infection, allergy, trauma or tumour, or it may cause the infection as is often the case with dacryocystitis. The patient may present with epiphora, eyelid or periorbital swelling, proptosis but rarely pain unless there is an infection. Treatment involves removal of the mucocele and perhaps construction of a new drainage channel.

mu·co·cele

(myū'kō-sēl)
A retention cyst of the salivary gland, lacrimal sac, paranasal sinuses, appendix, gallbladder, and other sites.
[muco- + G. kēlē, tumor, hernia]
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Protrusion of postoperative maxillary sinus mucocele into the orbit: Case reports.
An elliptical incision was made along the edges of swollen area and mucocele was exposed by blunt dissection.
Histologically the mucocele is divided into two categories, mucous extravasation mucocele and mucous retention mucocele.
Mucoceles were rare entities and affect women four times as often as men and peak age of incidence was usually after 50 years.
Diffusion restriction is characteristic and helpful for distinguishing from mucocele (9).
La mayoria de los tumores apendiculares miden <1 cm y estan localizados en el tercio distal, (8) dentro de nuestros resultados los tumores, si son menores de 1 cm sobretodo mucocele y carcinoides, sin embargo la localizacion mas frecuentemente observada fue en tercio medio.
One of the most threatening scenarios after FESS is mucocele development because of the associated visual and neurologic risks.
Appendiceal mucocele. Contraindication to laparoscopic appendectomy.
Ferrie JC, Klossek JM, "Mucocele of the sphenoid sinus," J NEURo 2003; 30(1): 219-23.
Bilateral consecutive blindness due to sphenoid sinus mucocele with unilateral partial recovery.
SCH has been diagnosed as various entities including mucocele, hemangioma, pyogenic granuloma, synovial sarcoma, and enchondroma (Table 1) [1-12].
There was a tubular cystic structure in the right flank with inferior tip at the same site of previously inflamed appendix stump base which could represent mucocele of the appendix stump (Figure 1).