European Journal of Rhinology and Allergy
Original Article

Paranasal Sinus Fungus Ball: Retrospective Analysis of 37 Patients

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Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Bozüyük State Hospital, Bilecik, Turkey

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, İzmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Maltepe University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, İzmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2018; 1: 70-72
DOI: 10.5152/ejra.2019.118
Read: 450 Downloads: 75 Published: 23 July 2019

Abstract

 

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of paranasal sinus fungus ball.

 

Material and Methods: We retrospectively examined clinical records including clinical presentations, radiologic findings, management, and outcomes of fungus ball who underwent functional endoscopic surgery for treatment between 2008-2019. The patients demographic data, clinical presentations, radiological findings and surgical outcomes were analysed.

 

Results: The patients ages ranged between 30 and 76 years, mean age was 55.2. Most common symptoms were headache and facial pain.On computed tomography, the most common finding was sclerosis in bony walls of the sinus (78.3%). Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a marked low intensity on T2 weighted images in all cases (100%). All patients were treated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

 

Conclusion: Fungus ball should be considered in patients with unilateral nasal symptoms and unexplained headache and facial pain. Endoscopic sinus surgery is the treatment of choice in all cases.

 

Cite this article as: Dinçer E, Yazır M, Günaldı A, Pınar E, İmre A, Songu M, et al. Paranasal Sinus Fungus Ball: Retrospective Analysis of 37 Patients. Eur J Rhinol Allergy 2018; 1: 70-2.

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