Evaluation of mucoceles of the paranasal sinuses with computed tomography

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  • Eighteen patients with mucoceles of the paranasal sinuses were studied by plain radiography, pluridirectional tomography, and computed tomography (CT). Sixteen of the lesions had a homogeneous appearance on CT but demonstrated variable absorption characteristics, with acutely infected mucoceles showing rim enhancement. Plain radiography and pluridirectional tomography were usually sufficient for making a diagnosis and defining the extent of the lesion, but CT more accurately demonstrated orbital and intracranial extension. Both transverse and coronal CT are essential for adequate evaluation.
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  • Radiology  Journal
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  • Hesselink JR; Weber AL; New PFJ; Davis KR; Roberson GH; Taveras JM
  • Start Page

  • 397
  • End Page

  • 400
  • Volume

  • 133
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  • 2