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A Rare Intra-Orbital Mass: An Isolated Mucocele [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2020; 35(4): 344-348 | DOI: 10.5222/MMJ.2020.01057  

A Rare Intra-Orbital Mass: An Isolated Mucocele

Che Mohdhilmi Che Mat1, Fakri Mustapha2, Rosli Mohd Noor2, Rosdi Ramli2, Irfan Mohamad1
1Department Of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School Of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab 2, Kelantan, Malaysia

Mucocele is a mucous filled benign cystic lesion. It develops due to obstruction of any natural ostium of the paranasal sinus. Even though being benign, it has capability to erode and cause thinning the adjacent bony structures. Isolated intraorbital mucocele without paranasal sinus disease is a rare condition. We present a 39-year-old female patient with right medial canthal swelling without any nasal symptoms, and normal nasoendoscopic finding. Imaging revealed the lesion as a right ethmoidal mucocele with normal paranasal sinuses. However intraoperatively, it was an isolated intraorbital lesion, lateral to lamina papyracea with thick-yellowish mucin discharge.

Keywords: Congenital, Mucocele, Surgery, Paranasal Sinus, Endoscopic


Che Mohdhilmi Che Mat, Fakri Mustapha, Rosli Mohd Noor, Rosdi Ramli, Irfan Mohamad. A Rare Intra-Orbital Mass: An Isolated Mucocele. Medeniyet Med J. 2020; 35(4): 344-348

Corresponding Author: Irfan Mohamad, Malaysia


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