Malakoplakia of the frontal and ethmoid sinuses mimicking a mucocele

Zachary M. Soler, David Sauer, Timothy Smith

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Abstract

Malakoplakia is a rare, chronic inflammatory condition characterized by defective macrophage function. The majority of cases involve the genitourinary tract, but isolated cases have been reported from other organ systems including one prior report involving the maxillary sinus. We present a case of malakoplakia expanding the frontal and ethmoid sinuses mimicking a mucocele at presentation. The diagnosis was made at the time of surgery based on the histopathologic finding of von Hasemann cells and Michaelis-Guttmann bodies. Sinus-specific clinical aspects will be discussed including diagnostic and treatment considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1235
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

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Malacoplakia
Ethmoid Sinus
Mucocele
Frontal Sinus
Maxillary Sinus
Macrophages

Keywords

  • Chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Malakoplakia
  • Mucocele
  • Sinusitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)

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Malakoplakia of the frontal and ethmoid sinuses mimicking a mucocele. / Soler, Zachary M.; Sauer, David; Smith, Timothy.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 119, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 1233-1235.

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