Case Report

Actynomycosis of Maxillary Sinus: Case Report


  • İmran Aydoğdu
  • Tolgar Lütfi Kumral
  • Ayça Tazegül Mutlu
  • Yavuz Uyar
  • Güler Berkiten

Received Date: 07.02.2015 Accepted Date: 03.11.2015 Eur Arc Med Res 2016;32(4):234-236

Actinomycosis is caused by actinomyces israelii, a commensal bacteria harboring human oral cavity usually around teeth. Actinomycosis of the paranasal sinuses is very rare and very difficult to diagnose. In our article, we report a case of an isolated actinomyces in maxillary sinus which was completely cured after endoscopic sinus surgery and short term antibiotic therapy. Literature is reviewed and discussed.

Keywords: actinomycosis, maxillary sinus, paranazal sinus