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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evaluated the initial presentations of the orbital mucoceles. They found proptosis in 66.7%, diplopia in 33.3%, ocular movement limitation in 26.7%, periorbital pain in 26.7%, palpable mass lesion in 26.7%, ptosis in 20.0%, decreased visual acuity in 20.0%, headache in 13.3%, and relative afferent papillary defect in 6.67% of patients as the initial presentation of orbital mucoceles.14 A study by Loo et al.
The presented case had proptosis, diplopia, and decreased vision which were the most common presenting symptoms of the orbital mucoceles. The etiology was possibly due to chronic recurrent infections of the sinuses because there was no previous history of surgery or trauma.