How is sinus mycetoma treated surgically?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Hassan H Ramadan, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Surgical removal of the fungus ball with aeration of the sinus is the only requirement. Once this is accomplished, no further medical treatment is indicated, except for the underlying condition. Endoscopic lesion removal can be performed when the lesion is accessible. Consider an external approach in patients in whom the mycetoma cannot be removed endoscopically.


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