Granulomatous invasive fungal sinusitis, sometimes termed granulomatous invasive fungal sinusitis, is a form of invasive fungal sinusitis. Reports describing the imaging findings have been uncommon 1.
It is rare and been mainly reported in Sudan, India, Pakistan and sometimes in the United States 2.
Granulomatous invasive fungal rhinosinusitis is usually confirmed on the basis of clinical and histopathologic findings where there is non-caseating granuloma formation and fibrosis. It is usually caused by Aspergillus flavus. Affected individuals are generally immunocompetent.
- inflammatory and infective conditions
- granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener granulomatosis)
- paranasal sinus mucocoele
- silent sinus syndrome
- masses and neoplasms
- fibrous-osseous lesions
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- 2. Kim TH, Jang HU, Jung YY et-al. Granulomatous invasive fungal rhinosinusitis extending into the pterygopalatine fossa and orbital floor: A case report. Med Mycol Case Rep. 2012;1 (1): 107-11. doi:10.1016/j.mmcr.2012.10.004 - Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation