Rhinoscleroma with exophthalmos: a case report.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Jan 01 1981

PubMed ID: 7448152

Author(s): Lubin JR, Jallow SE, Wilson WR, Grove AS, Albert DM. Rhinoscleroma with exophthalmos: a case report. Br J Ophthalmol. 1981 Jan;65(1):14-7. PMID 7448152

Journal: The British Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 65, Issue 1, Jan 1981

This is a report of a 20-year-old Nigerian man with a 15-year history of exophthalmos and nasal blockage caused by rhinoscleromatous. The diagnosis was made by histopathological examination of a biopsy specimen taken from the nasal passages. Despite protracted antibiotic therapy the patient experienced recurrent exophthalmos. Computerised axial tomography and sinus films showed the lesion to have invaded through the sinus passage into the orbit. Further histopathological examination of tissue removed at the time of surgical decompression also revealed rhinoscleroma. This appears to be the third report of rhinoscleromatous spread to the orbit.