EURORAD ESR

Case 13517

Tuberculosis of the frontal sinus in an immunocompetent patient

Author(s)
Boussouni K, Taam I, Fikri M, Cherif Elkettani N, El Hassani MR, Jiddane M

hopital des spécialités, Avenue Abderrahim Bouabid, Rabat, Morocco; Email:khouloud-boussouni@hotmail.fr
 
Patient
male, 37 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Axial CT of the paranasal sinuses on a brain window

    Heterogeneous soft tissue mass lesion filling the left frontal sinus with anterior bony wall erosion and extension into the surrounding tissue with densification of the subcutaneous fat with no evidence collection or...

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial CT of paranasal sinuses on bone window

    Mass lesion filling the left frontal sinus with osteitis and erosion of the anterior bony wall.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagittal CT of paranasal sinuses on bone window

    Destruction of the anterior wall of the frontal sinus.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Coronal CT of paranasal sinuses on bone window

    Non-specific mucosal changes in the maxillary antra which were hazy with no signs of osteolysis.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Axial brain CT after contrast administration

    No evidence of disease spread to the extradural space, meninges or brain parenchyma.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    Coronal brain CT after contrast administration

    No evidence of disease spread to the extradural space, meninges or brain parenchyma.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Infection;
     
     
Heterogeneous soft tissue mass lesion filling the left frontal sinus with anterior bony wall erosion and extension into the surrounding tissue with densification of the subcutaneous fat with no evidence collection or cold abscesses.
 
Mass lesion filling the left frontal sinus with osteitis and erosion of the anterior bony wall.
 
Destruction of the anterior wall of the frontal sinus.
 
Non-specific mucosal changes in the maxillary antra which were hazy with no signs of osteolysis.
 
No evidence of disease spread to the extradural space, meninges or brain parenchyma.
 
No evidence of disease spread to the extradural space, meninges or brain parenchyma.
 
 
 
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