Turkish Neurosurgery 2008 , Vol 18 , Num 2
Frontal Mucocele Presenting with Forehead Subcutaneous Mass: An Unusual Presentation
Sachin BORKAR, Anuj Kumar TRIPATHI, Gurudutt SATYARTHEE, Bhavani Shankar SHARMA, Ashok Kumar MAHAPATRA
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Neurosurgery, New Delhi, India Frontal mucocele usually presents with visual complaints like diplopia, diminution of vision, visual field defect, ptosis, orbital swelling, retro-orbital pain, displacement of eye-globe and proptosis. Very rarely it can present as a subcutaneous swelling. To the best of the authors' knowledge, only two cases of frontal mucocele presenting with a forehead mass have been reported in the western literature. Authors report an unusual case of frontal mucocele in a 53–year- old female who presented with painless slowly progressive subcutaneous swelling of five-year duration on the forehead. The case is discussed and the pertinent literature is reviewed. Keywords : Mucocele, Frontal, Orbital extension, Intracranial extension, Subcutaneous mass
Corresponding author : Gurudutt Satyarthee, duttaguru2002@yahoo.com