Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2010 , Vol 1, Issue 1
Excision of An Anterior Ethmoid Region Mucocele With Intraorbital Extension Via Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Hasan Murat Tanyeri2, Şenol Polat1, Elif Aksoy3
1Acıbadem Sağlık Grubu, Kozyatağı Acıbadem Hastanesi, KBB Anabilim Dal, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Acıbadem Sağlık Grubu Maslak Acıbadem Hastanesi, KBB Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Acıbadem Sağlık Grubu Maslak Acıbadem Hastanesi, KBB Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Mucoceles are epithelium-lined mucus-containing sacs which usually develop when the ostia of paranasal sinuses become obstructed. Frontal sinuses are the most commonly aff ected, and subsequently ethmoidal, maxillary and sphenoid sinuses are aff ected respectively. Untreated mucoceles may be the cause of serious morbidities depending on their locations. A case of intraorbital mucocele originating from the anterior ethmoid region which is treated with endoscopic sinus surgery was presented. Keywords : mucocele, frontal sinus, endoscopic sinus surgery