Fungus Ball in the Nasal Cavity Mimicking a Rhinolith

Bhandarkar, Ajay M and Kudva, Ranjini and Damry, Keshwar and Balaji, Radhakrishnan (2016) Fungus Ball in the Nasal Cavity Mimicking a Rhinolith. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-4.

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A 63-year-old man presented to the outpatient department of our tertiary care hospital, with unilateral left nasal obstruction, foul smelling nasal discharge and occasional mild epistaxis. On examination, a hard greyish black mass was noted in the anteroinferior portion of the inferior turbinate, with extension posteriorly into the inferior meatus with surrounding unhealthy granulation tissue. Provisional diagnosis of rhinolith was surprisingly reversed by histopathology, which suggested the presence of an Aspergillus fungus ball with Actinomyces colonization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2016 11:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2016 11:10

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