Orbit and optic nerve
Mucocele of orbit

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Minor changes: 4 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Mucocele [title] orbit

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Orbit and optic nerve: mucocele of orbit. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbitmucocele.html. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Due to chronic inflammation of frontal or ethmoid sinus
  • Lesion erodes sinus wall, produces downward and lateral displacement of globe
  • Insidious onset with slow and asymptomatic enlargement
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cystic mass lined by ciliated, mucus-secreting columnar epithelium with scarring and inflammation
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