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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

Nasosinus fungal infections twelve years hospital experience

Otolaryngology Department, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Adra N Al-Humaidan
P.O. Box 40008 Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.286866

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Objectives: Reviewing the clinical features, diagnosis, histopathology, and management of fungai disease of the nose and paranasal sinuses. A Med-line literature review was performed using the index term of nasosinus fungal disease. Setting: King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Subjects and Design: It is a retrospective study of 12 yearsfl 986-1998). Total number of patients files studied was twenty five. Results: Ail patients in the study complained of nasal obstruction, nine complained of headache, eight of proptosis and three of facial swelling. Twelve patients had nasal polyposis. Proptosis was bilateral in one of the eight patients. All patients were subjected to surgical treatment of the paranasal sinuses using the external approach. Postoperatively patients received alkaline nasal douching and topical steroids. Amphotericin B was given in (3) cases, which were classified as extensive disease. Conclusion: Aspergillus infection of the paranasal sinuses is commonly encountered in Saudi Arabia and should be suspected in cases of proptosis, and atopy even in immunocompetent patients.

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