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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-128

Mucoceles of paranasal sinuses: Our experiences at a tertiary care teaching hospital of Eastern India


Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Dr. Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, K8, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mj.mj_12_22

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Background: Mucoceles of paranasal sinuses are benign expansile mucus-filled cystic lesions due to chronic blockage of the sinus ostia. Due to their expansile growth, may affect nearby vital structures and lead to complications and morbidity. Objective: This study aims to evaluate the details of the clinical profile and management of paranasal sinus mucocele. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective descriptive study of 54 patients with paranasal sinuses mucoceles that were managed with surgical interventions. Results: The age range of the study participants was between 12 years to 54 years. The mean age of the study patients was 28.61 years. Out of 54 patients, 34 (62.96%) were males and 20 (37.03%) females with a male-to-female ratio of 1.7:1. The frontal sinus (35.18%) was the most common sinus involved with mucocele followed by frontoethmoidal sinus (24.07%), ethmoid sinus, maxillary sinus (14.81%), and sphenoid sinus (9.25%). In this study, the headache was the most common symptom. Conclusion: Paranasal sinus mucocele has diverse clinical presentations. Allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and radiation to the head-and-neck region are important predisposing factors for causing paranasal sinus mucocele. Orbital symptoms are indicators for prompt surgical intervention. Endoscopic sinus surgery is an effective and safe treatment option for paranasal sinus mucocele.


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