Rhinosporidiosis: A Chronic Tropical Disease in Lateral Pharyngeal Wall

Vishnu Prasad, Vijendra S. Shenoy, Raghavendra A. Rao, Panduranga M. Kamath, Kanishka S. Rao

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Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. It predominantly affects the mucous membranes of the nose and the nasopharynx. Clinically the lesion presents as a pink or red pedunculated polyp in one or both nostrils. Diagnosis can be made by aspiration cytology and examination with May-Grunwald-Giemsa, hematoxylin and eosin, Periodic acid-Schiff and mucicarmine staining. Definitive diagnosis is by histopathology of the specimen. We report a case of Rhinosporidiosis at the lateral pharyngeal wall which is a very rare site for Rhinosporidiosis to occur; was treated by diathermy excision of the mass and cauterization of the base and oral Dapsone to prevent recurrence of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)MD01-MD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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