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  • Impact Factor: 1.989**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2637-4625
  • DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625
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Major Scope

  •  Urological Surgery
  •  Anesthesiology
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Podiatric Surgery
  •  Surgical Procedures
  •  Aesthetic & Cosmetic Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery


Citation: World J Surg Surg Res. 2024;7(1):1548.DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625.1548

A Case of the Sphenoid Fungal Sinusitis Under Local Anesthesia

Kim JK and Jung SJ

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Eulji University College of Medicine, South Korea Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, South Korea

*Correspondance to: Joon Kon Kim 

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sinuses through respiratory inhalation. Fungal sinusitis manifests in various forms from simple irritation of nasal sinus mucosa to life-threatening diseases. Fungal sinusitis may be asymptomatic, the symptoms of fungal sinusitis include purulent rhinorrhea, facial pain and postnasal drip. Diagnosis of fungal sinusitis through nasal endoscopy is notably difficult. In computed tomography, fungal sinusitis is characterized by observations such as calcifications, heterogenous soft tissue density lesions, and periosteal thickening. The treatment is the endoscopic removal of fungal ball completely widening the sinus ostium. The sphenoid sinus, being the closest paranasal structure to the skull base, requires attention due to its adjacency to vital structures like the internal carotid artery and optic nerve. Preoperative imaging scrutiny and a meticulous surgical strategy should precede the treatment involving the sphenoid sinus. The authors present a successful case of the sphenoid fungal sinusitis patient of high-risk systemic disease with old age under local anesthesia.


Fungal sinusitis; Nasal cavity; Sphenoid sinus; Preoperative imaging scrutiny

Cite the Article:

Kim JK, Jung SJ. A Case of the Sphenoid Fungal Sinusitis Under Local Anesthesia. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2024; 7: 1548..

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