FRONTAL SINUS PNEUMOCELE-CASE REPORT WITH RADIOLOGICAL REVIEW
*Dr. Sanjay M. Khaladkar, Dr. Avadhesh C. Chauhan, Dr. Rohan Khujat and Dr. Shubham Singhal
Pneumocele is a rare condition affecting paranasal sinuses which is slow growing. It is characterized by focal or generalized abnormal dilatation of paranasal sinus with thinning or erosion of its walls. Enlargment of paranasal sinus can occur due to hypersinus, pneumosinus dilatans and pneumocele. Though these terms are used synonymously, their differentiation is essential which can be done by CT scan. Rarity of the condition and paucity of radiological literature confirm relevance of details of these entities. CT scan is diagnostic of these conditions. Due to varied etiologies, the treatment is individualized. Sinus decompression is usually recommended in most instances.
Keywords: Pneumocele, frontal sinus, hypersinus, pneumosinus dilatans, computed tomography.
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