Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2009 May;52(5):457-460. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2009.52.5.457.

A Case of Multiple Discrete Fungus Balls of the Bilateral Paranasal Sinuses

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. docjung@paran.com

Abstract

Fungus balls of the paranasal sinuses are usually found in only one sinus, most frequently in the maxillary sinus. Multisinus involvement was found only in 6.4% of the largest review of this disease entity. Though fungus ball could be involved in multiple sinuses, these sinuses were mostly contiguous. In addition, bilateral involvement is rare in the literature : only one case of triple discrete fungus balls in a patient has been reported. We recently experienced a rare case of multifocal discrete fungus ball involving the bilateral maxillary sinus and left sphenoid sinus in a 58 year-old female. Therefore, we present this rare case with a brief review of this disease entity.

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Fungus; Sinusitis; Multiple
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