Fungal frontal sinusitis in a dog

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  • Jang, Kwang-ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kwon, Yong-sam (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kang, Won-mo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Jang, Hwan-soo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Song, Chang-hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Choi, Dong-hag (Dongin Animal Clinic) ;
  • Kim, Dae-young (College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Keun-woo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Oh, Tae-ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Jang, In-ho (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • 장광호 (경북대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 권영삼 (경북대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 강원모 (경북대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 장환수 (경북대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 송창현 (경북대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 최동학 (동인동물병원) ;
  • 김대영 (서울대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이근우 (경북대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 오태호 (경북대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 장인호 (경북대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실)
  • Received : 2000.06.10
  • Published : 2000.09.25

Abstract

A 6-year-old male Basset hound weighing 9.3 kg was presented with a history of severe mucopurulent discharge from the bilateral fronto-nasal area which had been developed progressively over 1 year. At admission, the physical state and appetite of the patient was poor. There was bilateral thick and mucoprulent discharge on the fronto-orbital area with fistula opening in the skin over the frontal bone. A sample of exudate was cultured and fungi were isolated. Radiographically, there was an increased diffuse opacity of the frontal sinus with decreased definition and a thickening of the mucous membrane lining the sinus. This case was finally diagnosed as chronic fungal frontal sinusitis. After surgical obliteration of the sinus, local and systemic antifungal therapy with chlorhexidine and ketoconazole were applicated. The dog had gradually recovered the physical state and appetite.