A total number of 271 nasal masses were collected, in that 48 (18%) were diagnosed as rhinosporidiosis
based on H and E staining which were characterised by presence of large, thick-walled spherical structures called 'sporangia' containing smaller 'sporangiospores' [Figure 1].
commonly causes single or multiple, sessile or pedunculated, papillomatous, polypoidal or compact masses within the nasal mucosa or, less frequently, the ocular mucosa.
A retrospective epidemiological study of rhinosporidiosis
in a rural teritiary care centre in Pondicherry.
in humans: New interpretations and a review of the literature of this enigmatic disease.
The etiologic agent of rhinosporidiosis
, Rhinosporidium seeberi, is an enigmatic microbe that has been difficult to classify.
bleeding from Little's area, rhinosinusitis, DNS with spur, foreign body of nose, fibroangioma, traumatic injuries, hypertension, juvenile nasoangiofibroma, rhinosporidiosis
, esthesioblastoma, carcinoma of nose and PNS, carcinoma nasopharynx, hereditary telangiectasia.
On comparing the age incidence of various nasal masses, we found Rhinosporidiosis
and Antrochoanal polyp were observed mostly in 2nd decade of life (33.33%).
is endemic in South Asia and commonly presents as a "polyp" of the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity, nasopharynx, and palate.
The differential diagnosis of nasal tuberculosis includes other granulomatous diseases such as Wegener's granulomatosis, syphilis, rhinoscleroma, rhinosporidiosis
, blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, and coccidioidomycosis.
Rhinoscleroma and rhinosporidiosis
: pathology consultation.
He was diagnosed to have unilateral rhinosporidiosis