Old man in his sixties suffers from repeated headaches, but his sinuses are “mold”

Modern Express (correspondent Li Ling, reporter Hua Yu) Recently, at the ENT specialist clinic of Nantong Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Uncle Wang, who had suffered from headaches, expressed his gratitude to the doctor. A reporter from Modern Express learned that Uncle Wang suddenly started to have a headache a year ago, and it has not improved. In recent days, Uncle Wang found bloodshot in his nose and rushed to the hospital. The doctor’s examination found that Uncle Wang’s sinuses were “mold”. Doctors use endoscopic surgery to remove mold masses from the sinuses.

The 67-year-old Uncle Wang suddenly felt a headache a year ago. At first, he thought it was due to fatigue. After a long rest, the symptoms disappeared. But after a few days, Uncle Wang had a headache again, accompanied by symptoms such as nasal congestion and runny nose. He thought he had a cold and took anti-cold medicine, but the situation has not improved. Over the past year, Uncle Wang has seen the neurology department of the hospital, had a CT scan of the head, and received anti-inflammatory treatment, but the symptoms of headache have not improved.

In recent days, Uncle Wang found that his nose was often bloodshot and smelled, and he felt that his condition was getting worse. With the mentality of trying it out, Uncle Wang came to the ENT specialist outpatient clinic of Nantong Maternal and Child Health Hospital.

Zou Jian, deputy chief physician of the ENT Department of Nantong Maternal and Child Health Hospital, based on Uncle Wang’s medical history, preliminarily determined that Uncle Wang suffered from fungal sinusitis, and suggested that Uncle Wang do a sinus CT examination for further confirmation. CT results showed: patchy calcification in the right maxillary sinus, suggesting right fungal maxillary sinusitis.

In response to Uncle Wang’s situation, Zou Jian admitted him to the day ward. On the morning of admission, the relevant examinations were completed, and in the afternoon, endoscopic surgery was arranged to remove the fungal mass in the sinuses. The nasal cavity hemostatic material was taken out the next morning, and the patient was discharged after observing no bleeding.

“Fungal sinusitis is a type of common inflammatory disease of the sinuses in which fungi accumulate in the sinuses in lumps. The clinical manifestations are headache, orbital pain, nasal congestion, pus and snot with blood, etc. Head CT examination can find that there is ash in the nasal cavity. A yellow fungal mass. To put it simply, the sinuses are ‘mold’. To relieve the symptoms, the fungal mass in the sinuses must be removed.” Zou Jian introduced that endoscopic sinus surgery for fungal sinusitis has less trauma and quicker recovery. , the effect is good. After the patient is diagnosed by the outpatient examination, the whole process from hospitalization, surgery, postoperative observation to discharge takes about 24 hours. The medical treatment process is convenient, the hospitalization time is short, and the overall cost is low.