• Vol. 27 No. 5, 744–747
  • 15 September 1998

Frontal Sinus Mucoceles Causing Proptosis—Two Case Reports

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ABSTRACT

Paranasal sinus mucoceles can present with a multitude of different symptoms including ophthalmic disturbances. We describe two patients with frontal sinus mucoceles presenting with non-axial proptosis, and give details of their presentation, investigations and treatment. Possible ocular manifestations of mucoceles and the diagnostic imaging techniques used are discussed. The treatment of mucoceles is reviewed. It is stressed that a team approach involving the ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist and radiologist is essential for accurate diagnosis and management.


Frontal mucoceles are collections of inspissated mucus which occur when there is obstruction to the outflow of the frontal sinuses. The obstruction may be due to congenital anomalies, infection, trauma, allergy, neoplasms or surgical procedures in the nose.

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