Allergic fungal sinusitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Chronic headache.

Patient Data

Age: 83-year-old
Gender: Male

CT Paransal sinuses

Technique: Volumetric axial images have been obtained through the paranasal sinus with posterior multiplanar reformation. 

Findings: There are sinus expansion and a complete opacification of the left frontal sinus that shows to be hyperdense centrally and with a peripheral rim of hypodense mucosa. It also extends through the frontoethmoidal recess to the left anterior ethmoid cells. Small  mucous retention cysts on the floor of the right maxillary sinus. The remainder exam is unremarkable. 

Case Discussion

The features showed on this study are in keeping with a chronic fungal sinusitis

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Case information

rID: 41382
Published: 29th Nov 2015
Last edited: 29th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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