Association of Paranasal Sinus Osteoma and Intracranial Mucocele-Two Case Reports-

Kamil Melih AKAY, Önder ÖNGÜRÜ, Sait SIRIN, Bülent CELASUN, Engin GÖNÜL, Erdener TIMURKAYNAK
2004 Neurologia medico-chirurgica  
Two young adult males presented with paranasal sinus osteoma associated with mucocele. A 20-yearold man presented with headache and seizure, and another 20-year-old man presented with headache, frontal deformity, and visual disturbances. Both patients underwent surgery and satisfactory results were obtained. Isolated paranasal sinus osteomas are benign and slow-growing tumors, but may become more aggressive in association with mucoceles. The higher aggressiveness of the lesions may be due to
more » ... presence of the mucocele. Calcification and ossification of the mucocele probably contributes to the unexpected enlargement of the osteoma.
doi:10.2176/nmc.44.201 pmid:15185760 fatcat:cb3cir4huzccncdepwqbvvkiy4