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Fronto-ethmoidal mucocoeles: a histopathological analysis

  • Valerie J. Lund (a1) and Christopher M. Milroy (a2)


From a series of 118 fronto-ethmoidal mucocoeles, 40 specimes have been submitted to detained histological analysis. The Frequency of each epithelial and sub-epithelial components is considered and reveals features which support a dynamic theory of bone resorption and formation rather than that of pressure erosion in the pathogenesis of mucocoeles.


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Miss V. J.Lund, M.S., F.R.C.S., Senior Lecturer in Rhinology, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DA.


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