The mucoceles were drained via a sublabial approach and endoscopic right mucopyocele
Here, we present a patient aged 12 years who had a right fronto-ethmoidal mucopyocele
secondary to a probable trauma 2 years prior, which resulted in proptosis due to pressure on the orbita.
of the concha bullosa: a case report of two cases.
(3,4) An infected mucocele is called a mucopyocele
. Mucoceles are slow growing lesions and may cause the thinning of the surrounding
A swelling in the medial canthus may point to a swollen lacrimal sac full of mucus (a mucocele--Figure 2) or mucus mixed with purulent material (mucopyocele
), which may cause epiphora.
Such a mass arising within the sinus can be uninfected (a mucocele) or infected (a mucopyocele
Late complications include recurrent CSF leaks, mucocele or mucopyocele
, cerebral abscess, and osteomyelitis.
(1) When the mucocele content becomes infected with a bacterial superinfection, the lesion is defined as mucopyocele
. (1-4) These progressively enlarging lesions result in destruction of the walls of the sinuses, extend to the surrounding anatomical structures, and can cause serious cerebral and orbital complications due to abscess formation and rupture.
It is a common anatomic variant that can develop a mucocele if obstructed, which can further progress to become a mucopyocele
(1) Long-term complications resulting from an obstructed outflow tract have been described, including mucocele, mucopyocele
, meningitis, osteomyelitis, and brain abscess.
Inflammation clinically signifies a mucopyocele
. On CT, a mucocele usually appears as an expanded sinus cavity filled with homogeneous material.
Bacteriology of chronic otitis media, chronic sinusitis, and paranasal mucopyocele