ISSN 2149-3987 | E-ISSN 2149-553X
Case Report
Primary Sinonasal Tuberculosis: A Diagnostic Challenge
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Medical College and Hospital;Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Desun Hospital and Heart Institute, Kolkata, India  
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India  
Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56: 117-121
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2018.3191
Key Words: Sinonasal tuberculosis, extrapulmonary tuberculosis, diagnosis, endoscopic debridement
Abstract

Primary sinonasal tuberculosis remains a diagnostic challenge as it mimics sinonasal granulomatous disease or neoplasms. Its characteristic signs and symptoms may be non-specific and highly variable. Here we report a unique clinical condition of a 24-year-old man who presented with unilateral nasal obstruction and epiphora for 2 years. He was without any comorbidity, was immunocompetent, and was otherwise healthy. Subsequent investigations, including a computed tomography scan of the paranasal sinuses, and perioperative findings revealed a sinonasal mass involving the lateral nasal wall and paranasal sinuses. The histopathology was consistent with the features of tuberculosis. There was no evidence of pulmonary or any other primary tubercular foci elsewhere in the body, suggesting the diagnosis of primary sinonasal tuberculosis.


Cite this article as: Dey S, Misra S, Dutta M. Primary Sinonasal Tuberculosis: A Diagnostic Challenge. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56(2): 117-21.

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