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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 4236421, 2 pages
Case Report

Frontal Mucocele following Previous Facial Trauma with Hardware Reconstruction

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA

Received 21 August 2016; Accepted 12 October 2016

Academic Editor: Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos

Copyright © 2016 Megan EuDaly and Chadd K. Kraus. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mucoceles are cysts that can develop after facial bone fractures, especially those involving the frontal sinuses. Despite being rare, mucoceles can result in serious delayed sequelae. We present a case of a frontal mucocele that developed two years after extensive facial trauma following a motor vehicle crash (MVC) and review the emergency department (ED) evaluation and treatment of mucocele. Early recognition, appropriate imaging, and an interdisciplinary approach are essential for managing these rare sequelae of facial trauma.