Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 601671, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/601671
Case Report

Intracranial Complication of Rhinosinusitis from Actinomycosis of the Paranasal Sinuses: A Rare Case of Abducens Nerve Palsy

1ENT Department, San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, Orbassano, 10043 Turin, Italy
2ENT Department, Martini Hospital, Via Tofane 1, 10141 Turin, Italy

Received 9 May 2014; Revised 25 July 2014; Accepted 11 August 2014; Published 21 August 2014

Academic Editor: Marco Berlucchi

Copyright © 2014 G. L. Fadda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. M. Roth and K. T. Montone, “Actinomycosis of the paranasal sinuses: a case report and review,” Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 114, no. 6, pp. 818–821, 1996. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. M. Miller and A. J. Haddad, “Cervicofacial actinomycosis,” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics, vol. 85, no. 5, pp. 496–508, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. G. Pulverer, H. Schütt-Gerowitt, and K. P. Schaal, “Human cervicofacial actinomycoses: microbiological data for 1997 cases,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 490–497, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. D. F. Bennhoff, “Actinomycosis: diagnostic and therapeutic considerations and a review of 32 cases,” Laryngoscope, vol. 94, no. 9, pp. 1198–1217, 1984. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. R. Wadhera, S. P. Gulati, A. Garg, A. Ghai, and S. Kumar, “Frontal sinus actinomycosis presenting as osteomyelitis of frontal bone,” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 138, no. 4, pp. 544–545, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. H.-J. Woo, C. H. Bae, S.-Y. Song, Y. S. Choi, and Y. Kim, “Actinomycosis of the paranasal sinus,” Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 139, no. 3, pp. 460–462, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. C. Ozcan, D. Talas, K. Görür, O. Aydin, and A. Yildiz, “Actinomycosis of the middle turbinate: an unusual cause of nasal obstruction,” European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, vol. 262, pp. 412–415, 2005. View at Google Scholar
  8. N. Vorasubin, A. W. Wu, C. Day, and J. D. Suh, “Invasive sinonasal actinomycosis: case report and literature review,” Laryngoscope, vol. 123, no. 2, pp. 334–338, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. M. M. Curi, L. L. Dib, L. P. Kowalski, G. Landman, and C. Mangini, “Opportunistic actinomycosis in osteoradionecrosis of the jaws in patients affected by head and neck cancer: incidence and clinical significance,” Oral Oncology, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 294–299, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. Z. M. Wang, N. Kanoh, C. Dai et al., “Isolated sphenoid sinus disease: an analysis of 122 cases,” Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 111, no. 4, pp. 323–327, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. W. Lawson and A. J. Reino, “Isolated sphenoid sinus disease: an analysis of 132 cases,” Laryngoscope, vol. 107, no. 12, pp. 1590–1595, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. T. J. Martin, T. L. Smith, M. M. Smith, and T. A. Loehrl, “Evaluation and surgical management of isolated sphenoid sinus disease,” Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 128, no. 12, pp. 1413–1419, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. G. L. Fadda, S. Rosso, S. Aversa, A. Petrelli, C. Ondolo, and G. Succo, “Multiparametric statistical correlations between paranasal sinus anatomic variations and chronic rhinosinusitis,” Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 244–251, 2012. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. S. Baliga, S. Shenoy, G. Wilson, and V. Katara, “An unusual case of actinomycosis,” Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 44–45, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. W. C. Weese and I. M. Smith, “A study of 57 cases of actinomycosis over a 36 year period. A diagnostic “failure” with good prognosis after treatment,” Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 135, no. 12, pp. 1562–1568, 1975. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. L. Lee, C. Huang, and T. Lee, “Prolonged visual disturbance secondary to isolated sphenoid sinus disease,” Laryngoscope, vol. 114, no. 6, pp. 986–990, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. J. Y. Z. Li, T. Y. Yong, E. Khoo et al., “Isolated sphenoid fungal sinusitis in a renal transplant recipient presenting with bilateral abducens nerve palsy,” Transplant International, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 640–642, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. O. Oostman and R. A. Smego Jr., “Cervicofacial actinomycosis: diagnosis and management,” Current Infectious Disease Reports, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 170–174, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. A. A. Sharkawy, “Cervicofacial actinomycosis and mandibular osteomyelitis,” Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 543–556, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus