Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 243, Issue 3, pp 207–210 | Cite as

Abnormal mucociliary function in a mucocoele of the maxillary antrum

  • Y. Ohashi
  • Y. Nakai
  • M. Muraoka
Article

Summary

We have examined the mucociliary function present in a mucocoele of the maxillary antrum and have found certain abnormalities in the tissues studied. Our findings also indicate that the mucocoele's intrinsic pathology is too complex to be improved by any conservative treatment and justifies its surgical removal.

Key words

Maxillary sinus mucocoele Mucociliary system Electron microscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Ohashi
    • 1
  • Y. Nakai
    • 1
  • M. Muraoka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyOsaka City University Medical SchoolOsakaJapan

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