Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2007 Nov;50(11):1073-1076.

Maxillary Sinus Mucocele Secondary to Organized Hematoma

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. seungsin2@ewha.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Excluding cases of maxillary sinus mucoceles developing 1-2 decades after Caldwell-Luc's operation, the primary mucoceles of the maxillary sinus are very rare and believed to result from chronic obstruction of sinus ostium. Organized hematoma represents a rare benign lesion with locally destructive behavior. After the first case reported in 1996, there have been only a few reports for organized hematoma of the maxillary sinus. To our knowledge, this is the first article describing a maxillary sinus mucocele resulting from obstruction of natural ostium by organized hematoma presenting with unilateral cheek hypesthesia and retro-orbital pain. We present this first case with a review of literature.


Hematoma; Organization; Mucocele; Maxillary sinus
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