Mucocoele of the anterior clinoid process

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


50 year old female with right vision loss.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Case Discussion

MRI showed a small oval shape mass, compressing the optic nerve, in the medial portion of the right anterior clinoid process. The medial portion of the anterior clinoid process surrounding the mass was eroded and the bony margins of the mass were well corticated in computed tomographic scans. There was no direct connection between any paranasal sinus and the mass cavity. The pathological diagnosis after the operation indicated a mucocele.


Benign fibrous cyst wall focally lined by pseudostratified (respirtaory type) epithelium. Histomorphology is compatible with mucocele.

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Case information

rID: 12351
Published: 13th Nov 2010
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
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