J Rhinol.  2006 Nov;13(2):141-144.

A Case of Recurrent Frontal Sinus Mucocele Complicated by Visual Disturbance and Treated by Endoscopic Marsupialization and Intrafrontal Stent Insertion

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea. rhinokim2002@hanmail.net


Paranasal sinus mucocele is a slowly expanding benign lesion which can occur as a result of obstruction in the sinus ostium or ostial tract. Frontal sinus mucocele differ from mucoceles of other sinuses in that the frontal outflow tract is usually narrower and less accessible. Since the introduction of endoscopic sinus surgical instrument and techniques, there has been an increasing trend towards the use of endoscopic transnasal technique for managing the paranasal sinus mucoceles. Some studies also recommend the use of intrafrontal stent to reduce the rate of restenosis of frontal sinus outflow tract. We experienced a case of recurrent frontal sinus mucocele complicated by visual disturbance and periorbital swelling. To treat this condition, an intranasal marsupialization was performed and an intrafrontal stent was applied. This paper reports the particulars of this case with a review of related literature.


Frontal sinus mucocele; Endoscopic sinus surgery; Marsupialization; Stent insertion
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