Korean J Med Mycol.  2017 Sep;22(3):98-108. 10.17966/KJMM.2017.22.3.98.

Fungal Sinusitis: a Retrospective Analysis of Operated 298 Cases at a Single Medical Center, 2005–2015

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Deagu, Daegu, Korea. miky@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Many articles have reported an increased prevalence of fungal sinusitis in otherwise healthy individuals, although invasive fungal sinusitis is a well-documented disease in immunocompromised patients.
OBJECTIVE
This study aimed to analyze the linear trend of changes in clinical characteristics of fungal sinusitis from 2005 to 2015.
METHODS
Of the 3198 patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery between 2005 and 2015, 298 cases that were pathologically confirmed to be fungal sinusitis were retrospectively analyzed by reviewing their medical records.
RESULTS
From 2005 to 2015, the mean age of fungal sinusitis patients showed increasing trend. The number and the proportion of fungal sinusitis cases in FESS (functional endoscopic sinus surgery) patients showed increasing trend. The percentages of fungal sinusitis patients with hypertension, allergic rhinitis, and septal deviation also showed increasing trend for eleven years. There were no statistical relationship between the direction of septal deviation and affected sinuses.
CONCLUSION
Fungal sinusitis had increased from 2005 to 2015. The age and comorbidities such as hypertension, allergic rhinitis, and septal deviation in fungal sinusitis patient had also increased.

Keyword

Age; Fungi; Nasal surgical procedures; Sinusitis
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