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Year: 2017 | Month: January | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 60-63

Rhinosporidiosis of Nose: Unusual Presentation Masquerading As Pyogenic Granuloma!!-A Case Report

Dr. Sanchari Saha1, Dr. M.B.Hoogar2, Dr. D.B.Borkar3, Dr. Reeta Dhar4, Dr. Vaidehee Naik1

1Post Graduate Resident, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor, 4Professor and Head,
Department of Pathology, M.G.M. University of Health Sciences, Maharashtra, India

Corresponding Author: Dr. Sanchari Saha


Sino-nasal region is one of the most commonest sites of infections by various microbial agents including fungal infections. Mycoses of sinonasal region are very common, which are caused by Mucor, Aspergillus and other species including Rhinosporidium. Rhinosporidiosis, and its causative organism Rhinosporidiumseeberi have been known for over a hundred years, albeit various forms of clinical presentation of rhinosporidiosis still remain an enigma. Rhinosporidiosis is a rare infective chronic granulomatous lesion caused by Rhinosporidiumseeberi, which is endemic in some part of Asia (India), although sporadic cases are seen in America, Europe, Africa. The lesion presents as a soft tissue polypoidalmass commonly affecting the mucous membrane of the nasopharynx, conjunctiva and palate. Rarely it can be seen in urethra. The organism is difficult to culture and the diagnosis is based on microscopy and histopathological examination of the lesion. We report a case of nasal rhinosporidiosis in a 50-year old milk man hailing from interiors of Maharashtra, India.

Key words: Nose, Pyogenic granuloma, Rhinosporidiosis, R.seeberi, Spores.

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