Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2016 Feb;59(2):170-173. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2016.59.2.170.

A Case of Mucocele Occurred in Nasal Septum

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. entkhj@ajou.ac.kr

Abstract

Mucoceles are expansile, encapsulated, benign cystic lesions with the potential for adjacent bony remodeling and resorption. Paranasal mucoceles predominantly develop in the frontal sinuses (60%), followed in frequency by the ethmoidal (20-30%), maxillary (10%), and sphenoid (2-3%) sinuses. Nasal septal mucoceles develop in only very seldom cases. Septal mucoceles might develop from infected nasal septum or trauma. In the differential diagnosis of a midline septal mass, dermoid cyst, encephalocele, meningocele or intraseptal abscess should be considered. We present a case of nasal septal mucocele, which was managed by endoscopic excision and marsupialization.

Keyword

Endoscopic surgery; Mucocele; Nasal obstruction; Nasal septum

MeSH Terms

Abscess
Dermoid Cyst
Diagnosis, Differential
Encephalocele
Frontal Sinus
Meningocele
Mucocele*
Nasal Obstruction
Nasal Septum*
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