Mucocele

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A mucocele is any dilatation (typically pathologic) with accumulation of mucus.

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Superficial mucoceles can often be diagnosed by appearance and consistency alone. Sometimes, it is indicated to perform diagnostic imaging and/or needle biopsy.

On a CT scan, a mucocele is fairly homogenous, with an attenuation of about 10-18 Hounsfield units.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ page 152 in: Luca Saba and Jasjit S. Suri (2013). Multi-Detector CT Imaging: Principles, Head, Neck, and Vascular Systems. CRC Press. ISBN 9781439893845.