Fungal sinusitis (allergic)

Case contributed by Dr Amro Omar


Nasal obstruction, rhinorrhoea

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Coronal NE-CT shows the typical appearance of allergic fungal sinusitis with unilateral involvement. The involved sinuses are expanded, and the material is centrally dense with a peripheral rim of low attenuation. The left ostiomeatal complex is obstructed. Note that there is no bone destruction or soft tissue involvement.

Case Discussion

Allergic fungal sinusitis is usually encountered in asthmatic patients. The invasive form is usually seen in immunocompromised patients.

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Case information

rID: 33922
Case created: 29th Jan 2015
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Tags: pns, ct
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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