SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections II
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: Although rare, invasive fungal sinusitis (IFS) is the most aggressive form of sinusitis seen in patients with underlying immunologic dysfunction. We report the case of a 60-year-old male with a known history of refractory leukemia presenting with sudden-onset facial swelling, nasal discharge, high-grade fever and hemodynamic instability. Imaging studies revealed changes suggestive of IFS. The patient was started on Amphotericin and underwent extensive surgical debridement. Histopathologic examination of the tissue confirmed Rhizopus species causing IFS.