Fungus ball in the nasal cavity mimicking a rhinolith

Ajay M. Bhandarkar, Ranjini Kudva, Keshwar Damry, Balaji Radhakrishnan

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Abstract

A 63-year-old man presented to the outpatient department of our tertiary care hospital, with unilateral left nasal obstruction, foul smelling nasal discharge and occasional mild epistaxis. On examination, a hard greyish black mass was noted in the anteroinferior portion of the inferior turbinate, with extension posteriorly into the inferior meatus with surrounding unhealthy granulation tissue. Provisional diagnosis of rhinolith was surprisingly reversed by histopathology, which suggested the presence of an Aspergillus fungus ball with Actinomyces colonisation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number215490
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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Actinomyces
Turbinates
Nasal Obstruction
Epistaxis
Granulation Tissue
Nasal Cavity
Tertiary Healthcare
Aspergillus
Nose
Tertiary Care Centers
Fungi
Outpatients

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Bhandarkar, Ajay M. ; Kudva, Ranjini ; Damry, Keshwar ; Radhakrishnan, Balaji. / Fungus ball in the nasal cavity mimicking a rhinolith. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2016 ; Vol. 2016.
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