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Endoscopic resection of a mucocele of the crista galli

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September 21, 2015
by Mani Shidanshid, BSc, MBBS; Ali S. Taghi, MBBS, MD, FRCS(ORL-HNS); Romana Kuchai, FRCS; Hesham A. Saleh, FRCS


Mucoceles expand by the process of bone resorption and new bone formation, which leads to local destruction and displacement of adjacent structures. We present the case of a 47-year-old woman who presented with recurrent headaches, nausea, and vomiting, all of which were believed to have occurred secondary to a mucocele of the crista galli. To the best of our knowledge, only 1 similar case has been previously reported in the world literature; in that case, the crista galli was drained externally. In our patient, resolution of symptoms was achieved by endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy, endoscopic frontal sinusotomy, and drainage of the mucocele under image guidance. We recommend that an endoscopic surgical approach be considered for the management of mucoceles of the crista galli.

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