This is a report of a 20-yr-old Nigerian man with a 15-year history of exophthalmos and nasal blockage caused by rhinoscleroma. 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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience