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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 1 ( January-April, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Rhinosporidiosis: A Surgeon's Nightmare

Neeraj Kasliwal, Anirudh Kasliwal, Ashwath Kasliwal

Citation Information : Kasliwal N, Kasliwal A, Kasliwal A. Rhinosporidiosis: A Surgeon's Nightmare. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2020; 13 (1):24-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1371

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: To assess the role of the coblation method in excision of nasal rhinosporidiosis. Background: Rhinosporidiosis is a granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi. The most common areas affected are nasal mucosa, ocular conjunctiva, and other mucosae with high chances of recurrence. Among these, the most common area affected is nasal mucosa. Case description: We present you a case of a 55-year-old man with recurrent nasal rhinosporidiosis, operated 6 times earlier, with recurrence every time within a span of 2–3 months. The patient was then operated on by coblation method and was followed up for 1 year, postoperatively. No recurrence was seen in any follow-up. Conclusion: Coblation technology is a novel and better technique for the excision of rhinosporidiosis with fewer chances of recurrence. Clinical significance: The use of coblation for the excision of rhinosporidiosis is a better technique than other methods as it causes less thermal damage to surrounding tissue and less bleeding, prevents spillage to adjacent mucosa, and therefore fewer chances of recurrence.

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