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Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 183–184 | Cite as

Aspergilloma of the paranasal sinuses

  • S. R. Rege
  • P. P. Karnik
  • M. V. Kirtane
  • S. Varghese
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Abstract

Aspergilloma is a fungal granuloma which can primarily affect the paranasal sinuses.

It seems to occur most commonly in Sudan, where it is said to be the commonest lesion to produce secondary unilateral proptosis. It cpmmonly occurs in males in the second and third decades.

Its occurrence in our country is rare and may be associated with pulmonary mycosis, general debility or treatment with steroids. Its propensity to extend intracranially makes it a dreaded disease.

Keywords

Paranasal Sinus Frontal Sinus Potassium Iodide Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Dreaded Disease 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Rege
    • 1
  • P. P. Karnik
    • 1
  • M. V. Kirtane
    • 1
  • S. Varghese
    • 1
  1. 1.E.N.T. DepartmentK.E.M. Hospital, ParelBombay

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