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Sphenoid sinus mucocele penetrating to the orbit, anterior and middle cranial fossae and parapharyngeal space: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20476593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mucocele, though is a common lesion, rarely penetrates to the surrounding intra- and extracranial spaces. We describe the case of 45-year-old male with 2 years history of a chronic left nasal obstruction and a concentric visual field deficit in the left eye as the only manifestations. Diagnostic CT and MRI imaging revealed a mucocele originating from the posterior ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses and penetrating intracranially to the anterior and middle cranial fossae and extracranially to the pterygopalatine fossa and the parapharyngeal space. This extensive localization appears to be an extremely rare entity, which, to our knowledge, has not been described in the English literature yet. The clinical features and a literature review are also presented.
Rafa? Chmielewski; Arkadiusz Paprocki; Krzysztof Morawski; Kazimierz Niemczyk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologia polska. The Polish otolaryngology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0030-6657     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Pol     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-18     Completed Date:  2010-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404453     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Pol     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Katedra i Klinika Otolaryngologii Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego, SPCSK, ul. Banacha.
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MeSH Terms
Cranial Fossa, Anterior / pathology
Cranial Fossa, Middle / pathology
Cranial Fossa, Posterior / pathology
Ethmoid Sinus / pathology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Mucocele / pathology*
Orbit / pathology*
Paranasal Sinus Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Sphenoid Sinus / pathology*,  surgery
Vision Disorders / etiology*,  surgery

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