Mucopyocele: An Entity Infrequently Reported as a Complication of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery


Paranasal sinus mucocele or mucopyocele development after functional endoscopic sinus surgery is an infrequent phenomenon. The risk of mucocele development after endoscopic surgery for nasal polyposis or for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis increases with greater preoperative Lund-Mackay score, with suboptimal post-operative management and with infrequent follow up post-surgery. We are reporting a case of bilateral fronto-ethmoidal mucocele developing secondary to FESS, its management and a brief literature review.

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Sidam, S., Gupta, V. & Kumar, A. Mucopyocele: An Entity Infrequently Reported as a Complication of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (2021).

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  • Mucocele
  • Mucopyocele
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Proptosis