Large Fungal Ball of the Paranasal Sinuses and Nasal Cavity: Two Case Reports

Dmitrii A. Shcherbakov, Natalya V. Klimova, Tatyana Yu. Malysheva, Augul F. Shcherbakova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2019;9(4):376-378.
DOI: 10.21103/Article9(4)_CR1
Originally published December 15, 2019


Two cases of a large fungal ball of the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity are presented and its removal via an endoscopic approach is detailed. The clinical symptoms of the fungal body of the paranasal sinuses are not specific. With one-sided localization and large sizes of fungal bodies, they must be differentiated from neoplasms. The most informative non-invasive diagnostic method is computed tomography. We are presenting two cases of giant fungal bodies of the paranasal sinuses and identified specific CT signs.

fungal ball • nose neoplasms • endoscopic sinus surgery
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Received August 7, 2019.
Accepted September 28, 2019.
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