Sphenoid sinus mucocele: A rare complication of transsphenoidal hypophysectomy

F. J. Buchinsky, T. A. Gennarelli, S. E. Strome, D. G. Deschler, Richard E Hayden

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Abstract

Only seven cases of a sphenoid mucocele occurring after transsphenoidal hypophysectomy have been previously reported in the world literature. In this article, we report a new case, which occurred in a 67-year-old man. The sphenoid sinus mucocele developed 12 years following transsphenoidal hypophysectomy and adjunctive radiotherapy. The patient was successfully managed with incision and drainage. Although transsphenoidal hypophysectomy is a common operation, this particular complication appears to be rare or at least under-reported. Sphenoid sinus mucocele deserves consideration in the differential diagnosis of a sphenoidal parasellar mass in a patient who has undergone an earlier transsphenoidal hypophysectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-888
Number of pages3
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume80
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Sphenoid Sinus
Mucocele
Hypophysectomy
Drainage
Differential Diagnosis
Radiotherapy

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Buchinsky, F. J., Gennarelli, T. A., Strome, S. E., Deschler, D. G., & Hayden, R. E. (2001). Sphenoid sinus mucocele: A rare complication of transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 80(12), 886-888.

Sphenoid sinus mucocele : A rare complication of transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. / Buchinsky, F. J.; Gennarelli, T. A.; Strome, S. E.; Deschler, D. G.; Hayden, Richard E.

In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, Vol. 80, No. 12, 2001, p. 886-888.

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Buchinsky, FJ, Gennarelli, TA, Strome, SE, Deschler, DG & Hayden, RE 2001, 'Sphenoid sinus mucocele: A rare complication of transsphenoidal hypophysectomy', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 80, no. 12, pp. 886-888.
Buchinsky, F. J. ; Gennarelli, T. A. ; Strome, S. E. ; Deschler, D. G. ; Hayden, Richard E. / Sphenoid sinus mucocele : A rare complication of transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. 2001 ; Vol. 80, No. 12. pp. 886-888.
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