Sphenoid sinusitis disguised by precocious puberty


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Kadıoğlu H. H. , Şengül G., Malcok U.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.69, no.2, pp.275-278, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2004.09.008
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-278

Abstract

Isolated sphenoid sinusitis in childhood is a rare clinical entity which is often very difficult to diagnose, hence, it can easily be misdiagnosed. The rarity of this entity is related to the absence at the sinus in children and the lack of development in patients with sinopathology. The first presentation of this disorder might be disguised by another disease. We present a case sphenoid sinusitis in ten years old girl where precocious puberty and slight headache were the main symptoms. Surgical drainage and antimicrobial treatment were administered. Clinical features, diagnostic tools and treatment options for this entity are discussed.

Isolated sphenoid sinusitis in childhood is a rare clinical entity which is often very difficult to diagnose, hence, it can easily be misdiagnosed. The rarity of this entity is related to the absence at the sinus in children and the lack of development in patients with sinopathology. The first presentation of this disorder might be disguised by another disease. We present a case sphenoid sinusitis in ten years old girl where precocious puberty and slight headache were the main symptoms. Surgical drainage and antimicrobial treatment were administered. Clinical features, diagnostic tools and treatment options for this entity are discussed. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.