Chronic invasive fungal sinusitis with intraorbital and intracranial extension


Right orbital swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

An ill-defined large soft tissue mass lesion filling the right ethmoidal, sphenoidal, and maxillary sinuses with intraorbital and intracranial extension causing right-sided proptosis. The mass is initially hyperdense, showing heterogeneous enhancement in the post-contrast study. There is destruction of the medial orbital wall and cribriform plate as well as the maxillary wall with a well defined cystic lesion seen exophytic from the right orbit suggestive of abscess formation.

Mucoperiosteal thickening is seen in the left maxillary, frontal, and ethmoidal sinuses.

Case Discussion

Large invasive soft tissue sinusoidal lesion with intracranial and intraorbital extension and abscess formation. The biopsy result was consistent with fungal sinusitis.

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Case information

rID: 56387
Published: 29th Oct 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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