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Type: Journal article
Title: Ethmoidal pneumocele following drainage of an ethmoidal mucocele
Author: Gupta, A.
Durkin, S.
Muecke, J.
Casson, R.
Wormald, P.
Selva-Nayagam, D.
Citation: Orbit, 2008; 27(3):161-163
Publisher: Taylor & Francis The Netherlands
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0167-6830
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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
RMID: 0020083685
DOI: 10.1080/01676830701523871
Appears in Collections:Opthalmology & Visual Sciences publications

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