Ann Optom Contact Lens.  2022 Dec;21(4):163-167. 10.52725/aocl.2022.21.4.163.

A Postoperative Cheek Cyst Originating from the Maxillary Sinus with Orbital Involvement

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Maryknoll Hospital, Busan, Korea


Here we report a case of a postoperative cheek cyst arising from the maxillary sinus with orbital involvement.
Case summary
A 56-year-old male presented to our clinic with right periorbital edema and visual impairment. Upon examination, he had a visual field defect and a best corrected visual acuity of 0.6 in the right eye. The patient was diagnosed with a postoperative cheek cyst originating from the maxillary sinus. The cyst developed because of radical maxillary sinus surgery. Computed tomography showed a mass originating from the maxillary sinus. After endoscopic sinus surgery, the best corrected visual acuity of the right eye improved to 1.0 and the periorbital edema was reduced.
In patients with orbital involvement of a maxillary sinus cyst, radiographic examination and surgical history of the postoperative cheek cyst can be diagnostic.


Maxillary sinus cyst; Maxillary sinus neoplasm; Orbital involvement; Postoperative cheek cyst
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