Permanent central diabetes insipidus as a complication of sphenoid sinus mucocele

Am J Otolaryngol. Sep-Oct 2014;35(5):658-60. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2014.05.004. Epub 2014 May 10.


Although mucocele is a benign lesion, its unavoidable expansions may result in irreversible damages in adjacent organs. In spheno-ethmoid mucoceles which are extremely rare, this condition may cause more severe problems. Central diabetes insipidus, developed secondary to sphenoid sinus mucocele, was detected in a 54-year-old male patient, who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery 2 times due to nasal polyposis. Endoscopic sphenoid mucocele marsupialization was performed to the patient, but despite partial regression in the 1-year follow up, complete recovery was not observed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Diabetes Insipidus / etiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucocele / complications*
  • Mucocele / diagnosis
  • Mucocele / surgery*
  • Sphenoid Sinus*