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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 72  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 470-

Sinonasal carcinoma masquerading as fungal sinusitis

1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pathology, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Joan Felicita Samson
Salom T.C 13/1454, Chalakuzhi Road, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.29353

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A 26-year-old man presented with swelling of his face and nose of three months duration. He had multiple hyperpigmented, hyperkeratotic plaques over the swelling, of one-month duration and an erythematous indurated plaque below the left nostril for two weeks. Based on a biopsy taken from the antral mass with special stain for fungus, he was treated as fungal sinusitis with intravenous amphotericin-B, but the lesion did not regress. Later a skin biopsy from the indurated lesion showed moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. A diagnosis of sinonasal carcinoma was made and chemotherapy was started.


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