Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1990;31(1):93-97.
Published online January 1, 1990.
A Case of Ethmoid Mucocele.
Hyun Joo Ko, Chung Sook Ahn, Young Bock Han
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
사골동 점액낭종 1 예
고현주(Hyun Joo Ko),안정숙(Chung Sook Ahn),한영복(Young Bock Han)
Abstract
Mucocele is a chronic, expansile, cyst-like lesion of the paranasaI sinuses. They contain sterile mucoid material and are lined by mucosa of the affected cavity. Mucocele develops when drainage of normal sinus secretion is obstructed usually by scarring, inflammation, trauma, and tumor. Most of the mucocele are found in the frontal sinus and anterior ethmoid sinus. They may present ophthalmic manifestations such as exophthalmos, displacement of the eye, and limitation of eyeball movement. We experienced a case of left ethmoid mucocele in a 48-year old man. Histologic examination confirmed the mass to be mucocele of the ethmoid Sinus.
Key Words: ethmoid sinus;exophthalmos;mucocele


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