Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 6; Issue 1.3 (March 2018)

Page No.: 5054-5056

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.112


Sanu P Moideen *1, Cini P Moideen 2, Shaik Mohammed Muaz 3.

*1 Senior Resident, Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

2 Junior resident, Department of Periodontics, Mar Basalious Dental College, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India.

3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumakuru, Karnataka, India.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Sanu P Moideen, MBBS, MS. Pulinganal, Kizhakkekara, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India 686661. Mobile No: +91-9496336479 E-Mail: drsanu85@gmail.com


Pneumosinus dilatans is a very rare disorder of the paranasal sinuses, most commonly affecting the frontal sinuses (Pneumosinus dilatans frontalis). So far only 134 cases are reported in the literature. The exact etiology of this disorder is unknown. The pathology causes abnormal dilatation of paranasal sinuses. Most patients are asymptomatic while others can have clinical features of frontal bossing, head ache, visual defects etc. The diagnosis is by computed tomographic imaging. We here report a case of pneumosinus dilatans frontalis in a 22 year old male patient presented with nasal obstruction.

Key words: Pneumosinus, Frontal Sinus, Paranasal Sinuses, Frontal Bossing, Paranasal Sinus Imaging.


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Cite this article: Sanu P Moideen, Cini P Moideen, Shaik Mohammed Muaz. PNEUMOSINUS DILATANS – A RARE DISORDER OF PARANASAL SINUSES. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(1.3):5054-5056. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.112