Maxillary Sınus Mucocele

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Kiranatli M., Karabiyik Z.

Necmettin Erbakan University International Dentistry Congress, Konya, Turkey, 2 - 03 October 2021, pp.314

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Konya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.314
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Paranasal sinus mucoceles are benign, slow-growing, locally enlarged masses filled with mucus and surrounded by
epithelium. Chronic sinus inflammation, surgical operations and allergic diseases are mostly thought to cause the
formation of paranasal sinus mucoceles.The formation of fibrotic bands between the anterior and posterior walls of the
sinus and disrupting normal drainage has been expressed as the formation mechanism of maxillary sinus
mucocele.Aggressive mucoceles can lead to destruction of the sinus wall. Giant maxillary sinus mucoceles leading to
bone destruction are very rare in patients who have not had previous nasal or sinus surgery. Computed Tomography (CT)
is an important diagnostic tool in determining the borders of the lesion and evaluating the characteristics of the
preoperative lesion. In this study, a case with a large maxillary mucocele that caused intraoral swelling is presented. The
case was reviewed with its clinical features and radiological findings.