Outcomes in Surgical Treatment of Mucocele in Frontal Sinus

J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Oct;28(7):1702-1708. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003224.


The aim of the study was to correlate several studies dating from 1997 to 2015 to identify the most effective treatments for mucocele in the frontal sinus (with/without other paranasal sinuses), considering successful outcomes and recurrence. We aimed to conduct a literature review for articles published between 1997 and 2015. For this, we accessed articles in the SciELO database, as well as LILACS, PubMed, and Google Scholar databases. Were identified 32 work-related injuries in the paranasal sinuses; 2 of these were not related to mucoceles or mucopyocele, 4 had no relation to the frontal sinus, 9 were related to the frontal sinus and other paranasal sinuses, 4 were related to mucocele associated with other sinuses, and 13 involved only the frontal sinus. Endoscopic techniques decrease intra- and postoperative morbidity, reducing the operative time, allow a larger view of the lesion and surrounding anatomical structures, and decrease chances of recurrence. Thus, the successful outcomes have been beneficial to both the surgeon and the patient.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual
  • Endoscopy* / adverse effects
  • Endoscopy* / methods
  • Endoscopy* / statistics & numerical data
  • Frontal Sinus / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Mucocele / surgery*
  • Operative Time