J Rhinol.  2004 Nov;11(1, 2):62-65.

Outcomes of Transnasal Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in 86 Cases of Non-invasive Fungal Sinusitis

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. miffy@hananet.net


This study was conducted to review the clinical features of fungal sinusitis and to evaluate the effectiveness of transnasal endoscopic sinus surgery as a primary surgical method for treating fungal sinusitis. Eighty five patients (86 cases) who were treated for fungal sinusitis with transnasal endoscopic sinus surgery between 1993 and 2004 were retrospectively analyzed by reviewing their profile, which included clinical feature, surgical techniques, operative findings postoperative results and complications. All patients were adults consisting of 30 males and 55 females. All cases were treated successfully by transnasal endoscopic sinus surgery. No recurrence and postoperative complication were observed. However, in 18 cases, fungal debries were observed when sinus irrigation was done at primary follow-up. In these cases, fungal debris disappeared at postoperative 1.7weeks (average) and no recurrence was observed. Transnasal endoscopic sinus surgery is successful method in the treatment of non-invasive fungal sinusitis.


Aspergillosis; Sinusitis
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