Sphenoid sinusitis disguised by precocious puberty


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Kadıoğlu H. H. , Şengül G., Malcok U.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.69, ss.275-278, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 69 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2004.09.008
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.275-278

Özet

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.

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.