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|Title:||Ethmoidal pneumocele following drainage of an ethmoidal mucocele|
|Citation:||Orbit, 2008; 27(3):161-163|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis The Netherlands|
|Aanchal Gupta, Shane R. Durkin, James S. Muecke, Robert J. Casson, Peter-John Wormald, Dinesh Selva|
|Abstract:||Ethmoidal pneumocele is a rare condition with little known about its etiology. We report a 5-year-old boy who had recurrent right orbital cellulitis, non-axial proptosis, and inferolateral globe displacement. Initial radiological investigations demonstrated an ethmoidal mucocele. There was complete resolution of inflammatory signs with endoscopic drainage of the mucocele; however, repeat CT revealed a residual pneumocele with continued proptosis and lateral displacement of the globe. This case illustrates the potential for chronic sinusitis and iatrogenic drainage of an ethmoidal mucocele to progress to a pneumocele.|
|Keywords:||Orbital cellulitis; ethmoid mucocele; pneumocele|
|Appears in Collections:||Opthalmology & Visual Sciences publications|
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