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Large maxillary antral mucocele presenting with facial asymmetry

  • M. A. Salam (a1) and E. Whitehead (a1)

Abstract

Maxillary antral mucoceles are extremely rare. We report a case of a large antral mucocele presenting with facial asymmetry. The CT scan was essential for delineating the extent of the lesion and aiding in the pre-operative diagnosis. The pathogenesis, clinical features and radiological aspects of this entity are reviewed.

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Mr M. A. Salam, 6 Arundel Close, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 5HZ.

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