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Choanal fungus ball mimicking a tumour.
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PMID:  21330145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report the first case of an isolated choanal fungus ball in a 28-year-old man with a previous history of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, who was treated with radiotherapy 14 years ago. The initial diagnosis was a recurrent tumour or a secondary neoplasm. Histopathological examination confirmed a fungal infection. There are no previous reports of a fungus ball located at the posterior choanal region. Although it has been reported that bacteriology of sinonasal region would be different in irradiated patients, there is no study reporting fungal infections in irradiated patients in English literature. In this report, the clinical presentation, relevant radiologic findings and management of sinonasal fungus ball and its relationship with previous radiotherapy were discussed with the literature knowledge.
Sema Zer Toros; Ciğdem Tepe Karaca; Semra Külekçi; Selvinaz Ozkara; Asuman Şengöz Inan; Erol Egeli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-4119     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Haydarpaşa Numune Educational and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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