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Noninvasive Fungal Sinusitis

  • Ashleigh A. Halderman
  • Matthew W. Ryan
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Abstract

The severity of fungal rhinosinusitis ranges from benign fungal balls to life-threatening acute invasive fungal sinusitis. Fortunately, the most commonly encountered forms of fungal rhinosinusitis are on the benign end of the spectrum: fungal balls and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS). While fungal balls and AFRS share a common feature— fungus—the pathophysiology, management, and outcomes are considerably different. This chapter reviews these two types of noninvasive fungal rhinosinusitis, with an emphasis on pathophysiology and clinical management.

Keywords

Fungal ball Mycetoma Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis Allergic mucin Functional endoscopic sinus surgery Immunotherapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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