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Staphylococcus aureus cavernous sinus thrombosis mimicking complicated fungal sinusitis

July 5, 2012  |  Murat Songu, MD; Nazan Can, MD; Kazim Onal, MD; Secil Arslanoglu, MD; Nezahat Erdogan, MD; Aylin Kopar, MD; Ejder Ciger, MD


Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication of infections involving the paranasal sinuses or the middle one-third of the face. We report a challenging case of cavernous sinus thrombosis...

Endoscopic view of sphenoid sinusitis adjacent to an intracranial aneurysm

July 5, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Cases of isolated sphenoid sinusitis unresponsive to medical therapy can be treated endoscopically using sinus balloon dilation.

Spectrum of paranasal sinus mycoses in coastal India

June 4, 2012  |  Jyoti R. Kini, MD; Spoorthy S. Shetty, MBBS; Hema Kini, MD


Fungal infections of the nose and paranasal sinuses are uncommon, and the disease they cause can be identified from their histopathologic appearance. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of fungal infection and histopathologic changes...

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the nose and paranasal sinuses masquerading as a malignancy

May 1, 2012  |  Mohamed Amin, MD, FRCSI; Rohana Ali, AFRCS; Susan Kennedy, MD; Conrad Timon, MD, FRCSI


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the nose and paranasal sinuses is a rare entity that exhibits a diverse histologic pattern that can mimic malignant tumors clinically and radiologically. We present a case of IMT in an 88-year-old man who presented with an aggressive...

Report of a sphenoid sinus lipoma

February 18, 2012  |  Greg Eldon Davis, MD, MPH, Lauren Elaine Kernochan, MD, and Lawrence D. True, MD


Sphenoid sinus opacification on computed tomography can represent a multitude of etiologies. Such a finding can signify an infectious, inflammatory, congenital, neuronal, vascular, or neoplastic mass. In this article, we describe a case of a lipoma of the sphenoid sinus, and we...

Sphenopalatine artery pseudoaneurysm after endoscopic sinus surgery: A case report and literature review

February 18, 2012  |  Raewyn G. Campbell, BMed(Hons), BApplSci(Physio)


Previously reported cases of iatrogenic sphenopalatine artery (SPA) pseudoaneurysm have occurred only after trans-sphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors or maxillofacial surgery. In this article, the author presents what to the best of her knowledge is the first reported case...

Hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as an isolated sphenoid sinus lesion: A case report

January 25, 2012  |  Shantanu Tandon, MS, DNB, Arun Nair, DNB, DLO, MBA, Anisha Sawkar, DNB, DMRD, A.M. Balasubramanya, MS, and Diganta Hazarika, MD


We report a rare case of a metastatic sphenoid sinus lesion originating from an undiagnosed hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a 53-year-old man who presented with gradually progressive external ophthalmoplegia. Imaging showed a right sphenoid sinus lesion infiltrating the...

Petrous apex cholesterol granuloma involving the sphenoid sinus

November 22, 2011  |  Dirk Korbmacher, MD, Martin Lehmann, MS, Hans-Björn Gehl, MD, Jörg Ebmeyer, MD, and Holger Sudhoff, MD, PhD


Petrous apex cholesterol granulomas are slowly expanding lesions that clinically present with a variety of cranial nerve deficits. We present a case of a 40-year-old man with a right-sided, sudden-onset hearing loss. Apart from a 60-dB high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss...

Maxillary sinus nonodontogenic myxoma extending into the sphenoid sinus and pterygopalatine fossa: Case report

September 21, 2011  |  Süleyman Yilmaz, MD, Deniz Tuna Edizer, MD, Cengiz Yagiz, MD, Mehmet Sar, MD, and Harun Cansiz, MD


Myxomas are benign mesenchymal tumors of uncertain etiology. They can arise from odontogenic tissue, as well as from the sinonasal tract and from the facial and temporal bones, apparently from nonodontogenic mesenchyme. Although histologically benign, myxomas are locally...

Bilateral sphenoid fungal sinusitis

July 14, 2011  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Sphenochoanal polyp: Current diagnosis and management

July 1, 2010  |  Mohannad Ahmad Al-Qudah, MD, FICS, FAAOHNS


Choanal polyps arise from inflamed, edematous mucosa in the paranasal sinuses. They extend into the choana and cause nasal obstruction and mouth breathing. In most cases, these polyps arise in the maxillary sinus, but rare cases of origin in the sphenoid sinus and other nasal...

Squamous cell carcinoma arising in an inverted papilloma

May 1, 2010  |  Jiovani M. Visaya, BA, Julie M. Wu, MD, Eugene A. Chu, MD, and Marc G. Dubin, MD


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