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Acute invasive fungal sinusitis

Case contributed by Dr Jenny Hoang

Presentation

Immunocompromised and complaining of headache.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male
MRI

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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Case information

rID: 33669
Published: 19th Jan 2015
Last edited: 5th Sep 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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