J Rhinol.  2000 Nov;7(2):154-156.

A Case of Allergic Mucin Sphenoiditis without Fungus

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea. Itkim@hallym.or.kr
  • 2Pathology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chunchon, Korea.

Abstract

Allergic fungal sinusitis is characterized by eosinophilic allergic mucin with fungal hyphae in histopathologic aspect. "Allergic mucin sinusitis without fungus" or "Allergic fungal sinusitis-like syndrome" is a new term used to describe patients who have clinical and histopathologic features of allergic fungal sinusitis but fail to demonstrate fungi in histopathologic sections or cultures of sinus tissue. In this study, we report on a case of allergic mucin sinusitis which involved only sphenoid sinus of the left side in a 31 year old female.

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Allergic mucin sinusitis
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