Case Report: Huge Expansile Swelling Of Forehead: An Unusual Presentation Of Frontal Mucocele.

  • FO Ogisi Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital Benin
  • TT Marchie Department of Radiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital Benin
Keywords: Expansile, fronto – Ethmoidectomy, CT Scan


An unusual case of a huge and expensile swelling of the forehead with extension to right lateral aspect of the head was made of mixed cystic and solid consistency and was confirmed, as due to frontal mucocele on Ct Scan evaluation. The large mass had caused expansile erosion of the frontal bone with significant pressure effect on the adjacent structures. At operation a large quantity of inspissated sludge and mucoid material was evacuated, revealing extensive of the frontal bone significant enroachmet on the underlying brain tissue. The patient recovered satisfactorily following fronto – ethmoidectomy with drainage of the frontal sinus.
Key Words: Expansile, fronto – Ethmoidectomy, CT Scan.
Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Vol.7(1) 2004: 43-45

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