What Is Sinonasal Mucocele?

Mucoceles are gradually expanding lesions involving paranasal sinuses. They are usually caused due to obstruction within the normal drainage channels of paranasal sinuses leading to pent up secretions. This obstruction can be due to past trauma, chronic rhinosinusitis or in some cases there is no clear cause. Symptoms often present with headaches, swelling and protrusion of the eye or swelling of the forehead.

Treatment at Penn

Removal of the sinonasal mucoceles is the primary treatment for these lesions. In the majority of cases, minimally-invasive, endoscopic surgery is used – leading to quicker recovery.

Penn Programs & Services for Sinonasal Mucocele


Penn Rhinology offers the latest diagnostic approaches, medical treatment and surgical intervention for nose, nasal, and sinus disorders.

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