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RadIologIcal aspect of fungus ball wIthIn a mucocele of the sphenoId sInus

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MF Inci ,

Department of Radiology, Sütçü imam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras¸, Turkey, TR
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F Özkan,

Department of Radiology, Sütçü imam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras¸, Turkey, TR
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A Aksoy,

Department of Ophthalmology, Sütçü imam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras¸Turkey, TR
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M Kelles

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sütçü imam University, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaras¸, Turkey, TR
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Abstract

Paranasal sinus fungus ball is within the non-invasive forms and is characterized by the presence of aggregated hyphae that do not invade the sinus mucosa. Mucoceles are benign, expansile, cyst-like lesions of the paranasal sinuses. The mucoid secretions of mucoceles are usually sterile. However, secondary infections, mostly bacterial, may lead to the development of pyocoeles. Although an association between a fungus ball and a mucocele is rare in the paranasal sinuses, this disease entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of expansile, cystic sinus lesions.

In this article, clinical and radiological findings of a 61-year-old male patient with isolated sphenoid sinus fungus ball within a mucocele presented with headache and periorbital pain were discussed with recent literature.

How to Cite: Inci, M. et al., (2013). RadIologIcal aspect of fungus ball wIthIn a mucocele of the sphenoId sInus. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 96(6), pp.372–374. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.465
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Published on 01 Nov 2013.
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