Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

술후성 농성낭종에 합병된 뇌농양 1예

임현실1, 양윤수1, 전희석1, 권삼현1,*
Hyun Sil Lim1, Yoon Soo Yang1, Hee Seok Jeon1, Sam Hyun Kwon1,*
1전북대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과학교실
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea
*교신저자: 권삼현, 561-712 전북 전주시 덕진구 금암동 634-18 전북대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과학교실 전화: (063) 250-1980·전송: (063) 250-1986 E-mail:

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Received: Sep 04, 2003; Accepted: Dec 03, 2003

Published Online: May 31, 2020


A mucocele of the paranasal sinus is defined as an accumulation of mucus within a sinus due to obstruction of the sinus ostium secondary to inflammation, fibrosis, trauma, previous surgery, or a mass lesion. If left untreated, it can result in intracranial infection or secondary to mass effect, result in damage to the orbits and contents of the anterior cranial fossa. Intracranial complication of infected mucocele or sinusitis, although rare today, do still develop despite widespread use of antibiotics. These include meningitis, subdural empyema, intracerebral abscess, epidural abscess and rarely cavernous or superior sagittal sinus thrombosis. Despite recent advances in treatment and diagnostic imaging, intracranial extension is often not recognized early enough to prevent delays in treatment aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality. We describe a case of infected mucocele and sinusitis associated with silent brain abscess which was treated by endoscopic sinus surgery and massive intravenous antibiotics. (J Clinical Otolaryngol 2003;14:306-311)

Keywords: 뇌농양; 점액낭종; 부비동염; 비내시경 수술
Keywords: Brain abscess; Sinusitis; Mucocele; Endoscopy