Maxillary Sinus Mucopyocele: About an Endoscopic Management


  •   Y. Lakhdar

  •   M. Hakimi

  •   O. Benhoumad

  •   Y. Rochdi

  •   A. Raji


Introduction: Mucocele is a benign but expansive cystic formation, lined by a respiratory epithelium. When its content is infected, it is called a mucopyocele. It usually develops in the frontal-ethmoid complex. The maxillary sinus location is exceptional.

Case report: a 43 year old man, presented with chronic unilateral nasal obstruction, purulent rhinorrhea and anosmia. Rhinoscopy showed a bulge in the middle meatus. The computed tomography (CT) showed complete filling of the left maxillary with low-density mass. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed the diagnosis of mucpyeocele of the left maxillary sinus. Patient underwent endoscopic endonasal marsupialization with complete recovery.

Conclusion: Mucopyocele of the maxillary sinus is a benign rare lesion, however destructive. A radiological assessment is essential to guide the choice of surgical treatment. The endonasal route remains the reference treatment for this pathology.

Keywords: maxillary sinus, mucopyocele, mucocele.


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Lakhdar, Y., Hakimi, M., Benhoumad, O., Rochdi, Y., & Raji, A. (2021). Maxillary Sinus Mucopyocele: About an Endoscopic Management. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(3), 1–3.

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