Frontal Sinus Mucocele ManagementUniversity of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes" Timisoara
23 April 2019 (online)
The aim is to evaluate the indications, advantages, limits of applied surgical techniques, endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and open surgical procedures. Mucocele is a benign cystic expansion produced if the ostium of paranasal sinuses is blocked in chronic inflammation. It is filled with sterile mucus contents, locally destructive due to gradually compression and erosion of local bone walls.
We treated 7 patients, 4 males and 3 females aged 18 – 54 years, main age 28,4 years for frontal sinus mucocele. In 2 cases ESS was performed. External surgical procedure Ogston – Luc (OL) was applied in the rest of 5 cases.
The most important factors affecting the choice of surgical approaches are the exactly localization, extension of disease and the preference of surgeon.
The endoscopic sinus surgery procedure is the best option in treating uncomplicated mucoceles with the best results and significant advantages, but the external approach remains a useful option