B-ENT

Fungus-like sinusitis

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

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Department of Histopathology, University Hospital of Mont-Godinne, Université catholique de Louvain, Yvoir, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

B-ENT 2005; 1: 83-88
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Fungus-like sinusitis. Fungus-like sinusitis is also called eosinophilic mucin rhinosinusitis (EMRS). This terminology is purely descriptive and refers to a rhinosinusitis, whose clinical presentation and imaging are similar to those of a noninvasive fungal sinusitis but in which fungus could not be demonstrated pathologically using the conventional silver staining technique or on culture. The authors report 2 clinical cases and recall the diagnostic criteria for the different forms of fungal sinusitis in immunocompetent patients.

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