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Can a visible, 1" mucocele (no redness noted) exist where the orbital fat is, the inner, upper part of the orbit and just under the eyebrow ?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Usually w/ trauma

Mucoceles may occur spontaneously but in the region of the frontal sinus they are more comminly related to a history of frontal sinus trauma/fracture.

In brief: Usually w/ trauma

Mucoceles may occur spontaneously but in the region of the frontal sinus they are more comminly related to a history of frontal sinus trauma/fracture.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Otto Placik
I would never come up with this diagnosis based on a clinical finding fullness of the upper eyelid. You could try transillumination but I certainly woudn't aspirate for concerns of vascular or glioma or enchephalocoele. If I saw fullness of the upper eyelid/brow, my first guess would be herniated periorbital fat. The rest are zebra diagnoses.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Mucocele

It may be some fat deposit in the area.
But mucocele may also occur in this area even though it is not too common.

In brief: Mucocele

It may be some fat deposit in the area.
But mucocele may also occur in this area even though it is not too common.
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