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April 1983

Nasal Polyposis With Invasion Into the Orbit

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(4):273-274. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800180071015

• Proptosis of the left eye developed in a 51-year-old man with a long history of nasal polyposis. Displacement of the orbit was associated with a palpable mass superior and lateral to the orbit. Roentgenographic studies, including a sinus series, computed tomographic scan, and axial tomogram of the left orbit, showed a soft-tissue mass in the superolateral compartment of the left orbit and left frontal sinus, suggesting a mucocele. The surgical and pathological findings disclosed polyps of the frontal sinus invading the orbit through a dehiscence of the lateral orbital roof. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of invasion of frontal sinus polyp into the orbit through the superolateral wall.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:273-274)

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