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To describe the ocular symptoms in a series of patients with nasal sinus mucoceles of different locations.The authors analyzed the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sinus mucoceles and ocular symptoms who presented to the hospital from February 2010 to April 2020. A total of 61 patients were included in the study. The locations of the mucoceles were the frontal sinus (8 patients), ethmoid sinus (25 patients), and sphenoid sinus (28 patients). The authors selected 1 typical mucocele case from each of the sinuses, including the frontal, ethmoid, and sphenoid sinuses, and analyzed the history, diagnosis, and treatment of mucoceles in each location.The main clinical manifestations were ophthalmic symptoms, such as exophthalmos or displacement, eye pain, blindness or decreased vision, blepharoptosis, and diplopia; no obvious nasal symptoms were noted. Most patients with these symptoms went to an ophthalmologist first. All lesions in this study were found through imaging examinations. Most symptoms improved after surgical interventions. Only 2 of the 61 patients had no improvement in vision because of the long period of vision loss.Although sinus mucoceles are located in the sinuses, ocular symptoms are more prevalent than nasal symptoms. The earlier the imaging examinations are performed; the sooner lesions are detected, and the patients can be treated.Copyright © 2022 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.


Xiao-Lin Peng, Zhen-Zhong Yue, Yong-Lan Zhang, Pei-Yong Sun. Nasal Sinus Mucoceles Manifesting Ocular Symptoms. The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 2022 Aug 10

PMID: 35946831

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