Issue N# 5 - 2009
Bilateral paranasal sinus mucopyoceles in cystic fibrosis in a child
Authors : Aubry K, Orsel S, Menetrey C, Bessède JP, Sauvage JP. (Limoges)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2009;130,5:293-294.
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Mucoceles of the paranasal sinuses are well-described complication of chronic sinusitis in adults. They are extremely rare in children and the main predisposing factor is cystic fibrosis (CF). We report a case of bilateral ethmoid and maxillary sinus mucopyoceles, associated with CF, occurring in a six months old boy. The main symptom was a complete nasal obstruction. The marsupialization of mucocele was performed by endoscopic surgery. One year follow-up showed no recurrence.
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