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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles
Shasikala Suthersan, Ratna Mohd Tap, Haslinda Md Taha, Boon C Gan
Keywords : Chronic rhinosinusitis, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Fungal sinusitis, Mycosis, Paranasal sinuses
Citation Information : Suthersan S, Tap RM, Taha HM, Gan BC. Nodulisporium: An Extremely Rare Cause of Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2019; 11 (3):70-72.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 02-03-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).
The world of rhinology has smelt and dealt with a steadily increasing number of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis cases that were initially mistaken for chronic rhinosinusitis. Although both group of patients present similarly, the allergic fungal counterpart does not respond to conventional medical therapy. We report a case of a young gentleman who combated chronic rhinosinusitis for years before undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery which yielded an extremely rare fungal pathogen, Nodulisporium species, clinching the diagnosis of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. Operative intervention was key to definitive diagnosis and treatment for this case. We discuss the challenges and methods used in identifying Nodulisporium, the surgical approach, and procedures performed in treating this condition.
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