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Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2007 Aug;27(4):208-11.

Two anomalous localizations of mucocele: clinical presentation and retrospective review.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy.


Two Caucasian males (57 and 70 years old) were referred to our attention with parasinus mucoceles, maxillary and frontal mucocele, respectively, that had eroded the orbital rim and caused swelling of the eyelids and brow. Invasion of the orbital space caused several ophthalmic symptoms such as diplopia, proptosis, ptosis, and the formation of a palpable mass. Ophthalmic involvement was the first sign of the mucocele. The mucoceles were completely excised through a skin incision and the diseased mucosa of the sinuses was removed: endonasal fibre optic surgery and the Caldwell-Luc procedure were used in the patient with maxillary mucocele. The cases are described with retrospective review.

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