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Popko, M; Broglie, M A; Holzmann, D (2010). Isolated fungus ball mimicking mucocele or frontal sinus tumour: a diagnostic pitfall. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 124(10):1111-1115.



Frontal sinus fungus ball should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic, nonspecific forehead symptoms. To evaluate the underlying disease, computed tomography scans should first be performed, followed by magnetic resonance imaging if malignancy is suspected. It is essential to be aware of the possibility of an atypical fungus ball appearance on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans. If bony destruction and calcification coexist on radiological images, then endoscopic biopsy is an indispensable part of the diagnostic procedure, and should be performed to collect material for both histological and mycological analysis, and to aid surgical planning. In cases of sinus fungus ball, an endoscopic approach for biopsy may be curative.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:17 Dec 2010 09:24
Last Modified:20 Dec 2013 09:39
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Publisher DOI:10.1017/S0022215109992477
PubMed ID:20028606
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