A huge paediatric sphenoidal mucopyocele mimicking a tumour:Case report and literature review

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Objective: The authors present a rare case of paediatric sphenoidal mucopyocele mimicking a tumour.

Methods: A case report and literature review of sphenoid mucoceles in the paediatric population.

Results: The authors present a case of sphenoidal mucopyocele in childhood initially thought to be a rhabdomyosarcoma. We discuss the presentation, investigation and surgical management of this rare entity. We also provide radiological evidence of this pathology.

Conclusion: Paranasal sinus mucoceles are uncommon in the paediatric population; with sphenoidal mucoceles being extremely rare. Endoscopic endonasal surgery is nowadays the gold standard for treating sphenoid mucoceles.

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  • Authors: Ahmad Abu-Omar, Helen Alton, Adrian C Thompson & Ann-Louise McDermott
  • Keywords: Cystic fibrosis, Endoscopic surgery, Mucocele, Paranasal sinus, Sphenoid sinus.
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