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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 31(4); 1988 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1988;31(4): 685-9.
A Case of Sphenoid Sinus Mucocele
In Yong Park, MD, Kyung Su Kim, MD, and Joo Heon Yoon, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Korea
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박인용 · 김경수 · 윤주헌
연세대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실

A mucocele is a cyst-like lesion which contains sterile mucoid secretion and becomes a pyocele when it is infected. Pathologically a mucocele is a cystic cavity with mucoperiosteal walls limited by a low cuboidal or respiratory epithelium with chronic inflammatory change. It occurs in relation to the blckage of the natural sinus ostium and produces a local bone destruction and is treated only by surgery. Mucoceles are usually found in the frontal sinus and ethmoid sinus and the sphenoid sinus mucocele is rare. Recently we experienced a mucocele originated from sphenoid sinus which was treated by intranasal sphenoethmoidectomy by use of microscope and self-retaining retractor and speculum and the result was satisfactory. So, we present this case with a brief review of the literature.

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