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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-125

Isolated soft-tissue aspergilloma at the right lateral side of nose mimicking as tuberculoma

1 Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Laboratory Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Radiology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Majed Abdul Basit Momin
Malakpet, Nalgonda X-Roads, Hyderabad - 500 036, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/sjoh.sjoh_49_20

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Aspergilloma is a mycotic infection and is characterized by a mass with soft-tissue attenuation without tissue invasion. Aspergilloma at the lateral aspect of the nose is a very rare location and poses clinical and diagnostic challenge as cytological examination mimics tuberculoma. We report the case of an immunocompetent elderly male with painless nodular swelling at the right side of the nose for 3 months with fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) reported elsewhere as granulomatous inflammation suggestive of tuberculosis. Subsequently, repeat FNAC cytological examination with the application of special stain and submission of aspirated material for microbiological 10% potassium hydroxide mounting and culture-confirmed fungal infection as Aspergillus flavus. A high index of clinical suspicion, the utility of FNAC, application of special stains, and communication with pathologist and microbiologist clinches the diagnosis. The patient was successfully treated with antifungal therapy (Voriconazole) and swelling completely resolved after 6 weeks of treatment.

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