Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Nasal Septal Mucocele, Presenting as Nasal Midline Mass

Jahangir Ghorbani and Kosar Doraghi*

Chronic Respiratory Diseases Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

*Correspondance to: Kosar Doraghi 

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Introduction: Pneumatization of paranasal sinuses has a variable course. The clinical significance of nasal septal pneumatization is still unknown. There are multiple reports of nasal septalpneumatization as an anatomical variation. But mucocele formation in these cells is a very rare finding. We have seen less than 10 reported cases in literature and here we present another patient with nasal obstruction and headache with this diagnosis. Case Report: A27 year old man referred us complaining of nasal obstruction and frontal headache years after septoplasty. A nasal septal mass was seen in exam and imaging. The cystic mass treated through endonasal approach. Conclusion: Generally nasal obstruction, pain and septal mass are presenting symptoms and signs. An expansible fluid filled mass is seen in bony nasal septum in imaging. Transnasal endoscopic marsupialization is the treatment of choice.


Nasal septum; Pneumatization; Mucocele; Marsupialization


Ghorbani J, Doraghi K. Nasal Septal Mucocele, Presenting as Nasal Midline Mass. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1610.

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