Giant mucocele secondary to cocaine abuse

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Mucoceles are benign lesions originating in the paranasal sinuses. Presented here is a novel case of a giant frontoethmoidal mucocele extending into the orbit and causing proptosis. The etiology was chronic transnasal cocaine abuse leading to extensive scarring and distortion of the nasal anatomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-592
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Cocaine
  • Mucocele
  • Proptosis
  • Sinusitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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