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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 39(9); 1996 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1996;39(9): 1532-40.
Five Cases of Mucocele of the Paranasal Sinuses
Yu Sung Won, MD, Kyung Ho Park, MD, He Ro Yoon, MD, and Byung Do Suh, MD
Depatment of Otolaryngology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
부비동 점액낭종 5례
원유성 · 박경호 · 윤희로 · 서병도
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
ABSTRACT

Mucoceles are the most common expansile, cyst-like lesion of any paranasal sinus and their sites of involvement, in order of decreasing frequency, are the frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinus. Pathogenesis is still uncertain but any lesion that may cause obstruction near or at a sinus outlet is a major associated factor. Surgery is the treatment of choice and marsupialization under endoscopic control is widely used. Recently we experienced five of mucocele, which involved the frontal, frontoethmoidal, sphenoidal and maxillary sinus. One case was approached externally and the others were treated with intranasal endoscopic sinus surgery. All of them were successfully treated. So we report the cases with review of literature.

Keywords: Paranasal sinusesMucoceleEndoscopic surgery.
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