Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2003 Nov;46(11):979-983.

Tuberculosis of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. ksrha@cnu.ac.kr

Abstract

After a remarkable decline for several decades, the incidence of tuberculosis as a whole and, in particular, the extrapulmonary type, is on the rise in the world. The resurgence of the tuberculosis was attributed to the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms and increase of immunodepressed hosts. Although tuberculosis of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses is rare, it is important to include it in the differential diagnosis for chronic nasal symptoms. The authors have experienced six cases of sinonasal tuberculosis. We reviewed these cases as representing the characteristics of sinonasal tuberculosis occurring in Korea.

Keyword

Nasal cavity; Paranasal sinuses; Tuberculosis
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