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J Mycol Med. 2012 Dec;22(4):316-21. doi: 10.1016/j.mycmed.2012.09.005. Epub 2012 Nov 1.

[Granulomatous invasive aspergillosis rhinosinusitis].

[Article in French]

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Service ORL et chirurgie maxillo-faciale, hôpital La Rabta, Jabbari, 1007 Tunis, Tunisie. rimzainine@yahoo.fr

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Granulomatous invasive aspergillosis rhinosinusitis is a rare disease. Anatomopathologic and mycological examination allows the diagnosis. Treatment must be rapidly started in order to avoid orbital and intracranial complications.

OBJECTIVES:

To analyze the main clinical, radiological, histopathological, mycological and therapeutic aspects of granulomatous invasive aspergillosis rhinosinusitis.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

This is a retrospective study included five patients operated for granulomatous invasive aspergillosis rhinosinusitis at the Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Department of La Rabta Hospital from 2000 to 2011.

RESULTS:

These are four women and one man with mean age of 24.8 years. Functional symptoms were dominated by nasal obstruction and purulent rhinorrhea. Imaging showed a unilateral pansinusien filling extended to the nasal cavity with bone lysis. An orbital and endocranial extension was noted in two cases. Endonasal approach was performed in four patients and external approach in one patient. Anatomopathologic and mycological examination confirmed the diagnosis. All patients were started on antifungal therapy. One reccurence had been noted. Endonasal approach was performed.

CONCLUSION:

Granulomatous invasive aspergillosis rhinosinusitis is a rare infection. The prognosis is particularly serious which warrants a rapid therapeutic care to avoid complications.

PMID:
23518165
DOI:
10.1016/j.mycmed.2012.09.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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