Rhinosporidiosis: A Chronic Tropical Disease in Lateral Pharyngeal Wall

*, Vishnu Prasad and Shenoy , Vijendra S and Rao, Raghavendra and Kamath, Panduranga M and Rao, Kanishka S (2015) Rhinosporidiosis: A Chronic Tropical Disease in Lateral Pharyngeal Wall. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9 (5). MD01-MD02. ISSN 0973-709X

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Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It predominantly affects the mucous membranes of the nose and the nasopharynx. Clinically the lesion presents as a pink or red pedunculated polyp in one or both nostrils. Diagnosis can be made by aspiration cytology and examination with May-Grunwald-Giemsa, hematoxylin and eosin, Periodic acid-Schiff and mucicarmine staining. Definitive diagnosis is by histopathology of the specimen. We report a case of Rhinosporidiosis at the lateral pharyngeal wall which is a very rare site for Rhinosporidiosis to occur; was treated by diathermy excision of the mass and cauterization of the base and oral Dapsone to prevent recurrence of the disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mucous membranes, Pedunculated polyp, Rhinosporidium seeberi
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > E.N.T
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 07:17
Last Modified: 15 May 2015 07:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142651

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