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Paranasal sinus mucocele

July 5, 2012  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Radiographic findings are essential to the diagnosis of paranasal sinus mucocele. Usually opacification of the sinus with thinning, erosion, or destruction of the sinus wall are seen.

Spectrum of paranasal sinus mycoses in coastal India

June 4, 2012  |  Jyoti R. Kini, MD; Spoorthy S. Shetty, MBBS; Hema Kini, MD


Fungal infections of the nose and paranasal sinuses are uncommon, and the disease they cause can be identified from their histopathologic appearance. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of fungal infection and histopathologic changes...

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the nose and paranasal sinuses masquerading as a malignancy

May 1, 2012  |  Mohamed Amin, MD, FRCSI; Rohana Ali, AFRCS; Susan Kennedy, MD; Conrad Timon, MD, FRCSI


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the nose and paranasal sinuses is a rare entity that exhibits a diverse histologic pattern that can mimic malignant tumors clinically and radiologically. We present a case of IMT in an 88-year-old man who presented with an aggressive...

Frontal infundibular cells: Pathway to the frontal sinus

March 1, 2012  |  Ozum Tuncyurek, MD, Murat Songu, MD, Zehra Hilal Adibelli, MD, and Kazim Onal, MD


A frontal infundibular cell (FIC) is an uncommon anatomic variant of an anterior ethmoid pneumatization that originates from the frontal recess and typically extends into the lumen of the frontal sinus ostium. FICs may show several anatomic variants that impact the anatomy of...

Endoscopic view of a frontal recess obstruction causing frontal sinusitis

February 18, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Sphenopalatine artery pseudoaneurysm after endoscopic sinus surgery: A case report and literature review

February 18, 2012  |  Raewyn G. Campbell, BMed(Hons), BApplSci(Physio)


Previously reported cases of iatrogenic sphenopalatine artery (SPA) pseudoaneurysm have occurred only after trans-sphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors or maxillofacial surgery. In this article, the author presents what to the best of her knowledge is the first reported case...

Endoscopic view of an illuminated frontal sinus viewed from within the sinus

December 15, 2011  |  Ken Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Primary frontal sinus carcinoma with extradural anterior cranial fossa involvement

October 27, 2011  |  J. Madana, MS, DNB, Deeke Yolmo, MS, S. Gopalakrishnan, MS, and Sunil Kumar Saxena, MS


Paranasal sinus carcinoma is rare, with an estimated annual incidence of less than 1 per 100,000 population. Primary frontal sinus involvement is extremely rare, accounting for only 0.3% of all paranasal sinus malignancies. A frontal sinus cancer may be mistaken for a mucocele...

Primary adenocarcinoma of the frontal sinus

October 27, 2011  |  Raman Wadhera, MS, S.P. Gulati, MS, Ajay Garg, MS, Anju Ghai, MD, and Sanjay Kumar, MD


When tumor involvement of the frontal sinus occurs, it is usually the result of the direct spread of the mass from the nasal cavity or anterior ethmoid sinuses. Primary frontal sinus tumors are extremely rare. We describe a case of primary adenocarcinoma of the frontal sinus in...

Endoscopic view of frontal sinus discharge following balloon dilation

August 16, 2011  |  Ken Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor involving the sinuses

July 14, 2011  |  Tashneem Harris, MBChB, FC ORL(SA), Estie Meyer, MBChB, FC ORL(SA), Darlene E. Lubbe, MBChB, FC ORL(SA), Werner Smit, MBChB, FC Plast Surg(SA), and Chris Walker, MBChB, FC Path(SA) Anat


Proliferating trichilemmal tumor (PTT) is a rare adnexal neoplasm that arises from the outer sheath of the hair follicle. It is believed that PTTs originate in trichilemmal cysts. These tumors have the potential for malignant transformation; when this occurs, the tumor is known...

Bilateral asymmetrical mucoceles of the paranasal sinuses with unilateral orbital complications

February 1, 2011  |  Aun Wee Chong, MS(ORL), Narayanan Prepageran, MS(ORL), FRCS(Edin), Omar Rahmat, MS(ORL), Viswaraja Subrayan, FRCS(Ophthal), and Mohd Amin Jalaludin, FRCS


We report the rare occurrence of bilateral asymmetrical mucoceles of the paranasal sinuses that resulted in a unilateral orbital complication. The patient was a 47-year-old woman who presented with complaints of diplopia, blurred vision, and protrusion of her right eye that had...


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