Granulomatous invasive fungal sinusitis

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.

It may be difficult to differentiate from a malignant lesion invading into paranasal sinuses, orbital soft tissues, infratemporal fossa and/or skull base 1.


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Article Information

rID: 37230
System: Head & Neck
Section: Pathology
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Granulomatous invasive fungal rhinosinusitis

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