Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Sudden Onset Proptosis: Frontal Sinus Mucocele Could Be a Cause

Jayshree Salam, Swati Kujur, Sushil Sachdeo, M. L. Garg  
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical  College Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Jayshree Salam MS
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology, 
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College,
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
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Received: 07-NOV-2017 Accepted: 23-DEC-2017 Published Online: 06-MAR-2018

Proptosis is one of the commonest clinical manifestations of orbital pathology. Apart from orbital pathology, paranasal sinus mucocele could be a cause of progressive, unilateral, and gradual onset of proptosis. Herein, we discuss a case of sudden onset of non axial unilateral proptosis with diminution of vision. CECT showed heterogeneous enhancing mass lesions causing expansion and destruction of roof of the left orbit and inferomedial displacement of eyeball. Endoscopic sinus surgery was done under general anaesthesia, followed by reduction in proptosis and normalization of eyeball position

Keywords :proptosis, frontal sinus, mucocele, anaesthesia