A Rare Manifestation of Crohn's Disease: Sinonasal Granulomatosis. Report of a Case and Review of Literature

  • Lilia Baili Department of Internal Medicine, Habib Thameur Hospital, University El Manar, Tunis
  • Imène Rachdi Department of Internal Medicine, Habib Thameur Hospital, University El Manar, Tunis
  • Fatma Daoud Department of Internal Medicine, Habib Thameur Hospital, University El Manar, Tunis
  • Zohra Aydi Department of Internal Medicine, Habib Thameur Hospital, University El Manar, Tunis
  • Basma Ben Dhaou Department of Internal Medicine, Habib Thameur Hospital, University El Manar, Tunis
  • Samir Kochbati Department of Internal Medicine, Habib Thameur Hospital, University El Manar, Tunis
  • Fatma Boussema Department of Internal Medicine, Habib Thameur Hospital, University El Manar, Tunis

Abstract

Crohn’s disease is a granulomatous in?ammatory bowel disease. Its pathologic ?ndings include non-contiguous chronic in?ammation and non-caseating granulomas, sometimes with extra-intestinal localizations. Sinonasal manifestations of Crohn’s disease are quite rare and only a few cases have been reported up to date in the worldwide literature. They are characterized by chronic mucosal in?ammation, obstruction, bleeding and occasionally septal perforation. We report a case of sinonasal granulomatosis revealing Crohn’s disease in a 22-year-old woman and go over the available literature on sinonasal involvement in Crohn’s disease.

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  • Published: 2014-10-01

    Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Baili L, Rachdi I, Daoud F, Aydi Z, Ben Dhaou B, Kochbati S, Boussema F. A Rare Manifestation of Crohn’s Disease: Sinonasal Granulomatosis. Report of a Case and Review of Literature. EJCRIM 2014;1 doi:10.12890/2014_000123.

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