Acute invasive fungal sinusitis

Case contributed by Jenny Hoang
Diagnosis certain


Immunocompromised and complaining of headache.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

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Absent mucosal enhancement in the left ethmoid and sphenoid sinus is highly concerning for invasive fungal sinusitis. 

Case Discussion

Absent enhancement indicates mucosal necrosis from acute invasive fungal sinusitis (AIFS) and was confirmed at surgery.

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