Fungal sinusitis with a nasal septal perforation

January 24, 2013
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Rhinoscopic Clinic

Nasal septal perforations or defects have a variety of causes, including previous septal surgery, infection, collagen vascular disease, granulomatous disease, the use of irritant inhalants, and neoplasia; the most common of these is previous septal surgery.

A 75-year-old man with chronic nasal obstruction, purulent nasal discharge, and postnasal drip was referred to our hospital. Although he had been on medication for 2 months, his condition had not improved. He denied any history of underlying systemic disease, relevant trauma, and nasal surgery.

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