Extensive sphenoethmoid mucocele - An endoscopic management

Kishore Chandra Prasad, Bhasker Alva, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Vijendra Shenoy

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Abstract

Sphenoethmoidal mucoceles are rare tumors. They gradually expand in size and rarely produce bony destruction of sinus walls, leading to orbital, ocular, and intracranial involvement. We present a rare case of sphenoethmoidal mucocele with bone destruction and intracranial extension, who presented with nasal blockade and loss of visual acuity. Computed tomographic scan revealed a soft tissue mass, eroding the base of anterior cranial fossa, extending intracranially into the parasellar temporal fossa. The patient was treated successfully by endoscopic excision. Although a transfacial approach is generally preferred in cases of extensive mucoceles with intracranial extensions, a thorough anatomy of the nasal skull base and proficient use of the endoscope can be a good alternative to such lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)766-771
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2008

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Mucocele
Nose
Anterior Cranial Fossa
Endoscopes
Skull Base
Visual Acuity
Anatomy
Bone and Bones
Neoplasms

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  • Surgery

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Prasad, Kishore Chandra ; Alva, Bhasker ; Prasad, Sampath Chandra ; Shenoy, Vijendra. / Extensive sphenoethmoid mucocele - An endoscopic management. In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 766-771.
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In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 19, No. 3, 01.05.2008, p. 766-771.

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