Respiratory epithelial cyst of the orbit.


An 88-year-old woman presented with a longstanding superomedial cyst of the orbit complicated by recurrent acute infection. Despite a clinical picture typical for a sino-orbital mucocele, no sinus abnormality was demonstrated. Histopathologic examination revealed a respiratory epithelial lining similar to that of the paranasal sinuses. Possible pathogenetic mechanisms are discussed.

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@article{Eggert1988RespiratoryEC, title={Respiratory epithelial cyst of the orbit.}, author={J E Eggert and Gerald J. Harris and James G. Caya}, journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={1988}, volume={4 2}, pages={101-4} }