J Med Assoc Thai 1998; 81 (7):555

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Severe Epistaxis from Rhinosporidiosis : A Case Report
Supanakom S Mail, Supiyaphun P

Rhinosporidiosis is quite rare in Thailand, but the actual incidence may be higher than
the numbers reflect. This is thought to be due to misdiagnosis by physicians who are unfamiliar
with this disease entity or physicians who found a case but did not describe its presence. The
authors report a case in a 17 year old male with the lesion involving both nasal cavities, nasopharynx
and left maxillary sinus presenting with severe epistaxis, which was treated by complete
surgical removal with electric cauterization of its base. We warn physicians who face this problem
to be aware of this disease entity.

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