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Primary bilateral maxillary sinus tuberculosis: a rare and an underdiagnosed entity


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Abstract

Tuberculosis  (TB)  is  a  great  mimicker  of  innumerable  diseases  and  is  often  overlooked  causing  diagnostic  dilemmas,  especially  when  it  occurs  at  extrapulmonary  sites.  Primary  TB of the paranasal sinuses is a rare event to occur with only a handful of cases documented in the world literature. Here, in this report, an unsuspected case of TB confined to bilateral maxillary  sinus  in  a  50-year-old  male  is  described  which  not  only  disguised  as  a  case  of  chronic sinusitis but also led to a delay in the treatment of the patient.

Keywords

extrapulmonary tuberculosis, maxillary sinus, sinusitis

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