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2022 Nov 14


Identifying a sphenoid sinus fungus ball using a nomogram model.


Fan YH, Wu PW, Huang YL, Lee CC, Lee TJ, Huang CC, Chang PH, Huang CC
Rhinology. 2022 Nov 14.
PMID: 36375133.


Sphenoid sinus fungus ball (SSFB) is a rare entity and usually presents with non-specific symptoms. SSFB could potentially lead to serious orbital and intracranial complications. Computed tomography (CT) scan is usually the first imaging test of the diagnostic workup in patients with specific clinical symptoms. This study aimed to compare the clinical characteristics and CT features between SSFB and unilateral (non-fungus ball) chronic sphenoid rhinosinusitis (USRS) and help differentiate between these two most common inflammatory diseases of the sphenoid sinus.