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Fungus Balls of the Paranasal Sinuses

Keywords : Aspergilloma,fungus ball,paranasal sinuses

Citation Information : Fungus Balls of the Paranasal Sinuses. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2009; 1 (1):33-36.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1004

Published Online: 01-04-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Fungal balls are extramucosal collections of fungal elements, usually localized to a single sinus cavity, commonly the maxillary sinus. They are usually of the noninvasive variety, and commonly seen in immunocompetent hosts. Occasionally a waning of the immunity can cause them to turn invasive. Much controversy exists regarding its management – medical as well as surgical. Endonasal evacuation of the involved sinus is usually all that is required to manage this condition.

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