Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558993
Title:
A frontal swelling with a cautionary tale
Authors:
Connolly, Michelle; Siddique, Ibraz; Nusrath, Muzzammil
Publisher:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558993
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A mucocele is “a cystic cavity with mucoperiosteal walls, which are in turn lined with cuboid respiratory epithelium exhibiting chronic inflammatory alterations”.1 Paranasal mucoceles most commonly develop in the frontal sinus and consist of sterile mucus and shed cells. They are chronically expanding lesions, which develop after inflammatory changes or nasofrontal duct obstruction secondary to traumatic or post-interventional scarring. Gradual expansion can cause thinning and destruction of the enclosing bony walls of the frontal sinus.1 Concurrent infection may occur and lead to acute exacerbations of symptoms, including headache. Most paranasal sinus mucoceles develop in the frontal sinus (77%), followed the by fronto-anterior ethmoidal (14%), anterior ethmoidal (5%), maxillary (3%) and posterior ethmoidal (1%) sinuses.2
Keywords:
DENTAL CARE; DENTAL HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Michelleen
dc.contributor.authorSiddique, Ibrazen
dc.contributor.authorNusrath, Muzzammilen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T10:42:03Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T10:42:03Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558993en
dc.descriptionA mucocele is “a cystic cavity with mucoperiosteal walls, which are in turn lined with cuboid respiratory epithelium exhibiting chronic inflammatory alterations”.1 Paranasal mucoceles most commonly develop in the frontal sinus and consist of sterile mucus and shed cells. They are chronically expanding lesions, which develop after inflammatory changes or nasofrontal duct obstruction secondary to traumatic or post-interventional scarring. Gradual expansion can cause thinning and destruction of the enclosing bony walls of the frontal sinus.1 Concurrent infection may occur and lead to acute exacerbations of symptoms, including headache. Most paranasal sinus mucoceles develop in the frontal sinus (77%), followed the by fronto-anterior ethmoidal (14%), anterior ethmoidal (5%), maxillary (3%) and posterior ethmoidal (1%) sinuses.2en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
dc.subjectDENTAL CAREen
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTHen
dc.titleA frontal swelling with a cautionary taleen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen
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