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Surgical Enucleation of the Mucocele on the Inferior Orbit Using Transantral Approach

Jung, Seunggon DDS, MSD*; Oh, Hee-Kyun DDS, PhD; Park, Hong-Ju DDS, PhD; Kook, Min-Suk DDS, PhD

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002039
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The mucocele on the inferior orbit is infrequent. When there is occurrence on the inferior orbit, the infraorbital approach, such as transantral, subciliary approach is used commonly. But because of some side effects, the authors use transantral approach intraorally. A 26-year-old woman visited our department with complaint of palpable mass. Computed tomography (CT) disclosed cystic lesion on the left inferior orbit. Surgical approach to the lesion was established with bony window opening on the anterior maxillary wall intralorally. Medpor sheet was placed on orbital floor after the removal of the lesion. Histopathologically, the lesion was diagnosed as mucocele. Orbital volume was kept well after the operation and no ocular sequela was observed.

*Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Dental Science Research Institute, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Min-Suk Kook, DDS, PhD, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Dental Science Research Institute, Chonnam National University 77, Yongbongro, Buk-Gu, Gwangju, 500-757, South Korea; E-mail: mskook2@gmail.com

Received 16 March, 2015

Accepted 28 June, 2015

This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP 2011-0030121).

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2015 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.