Rachna Rath1, Shadab Ali Baig2, Tribikram Debata1
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
Rhinosporidiosis, is a chronic granulomatous disease presenting as a polypoidal mass in the nasal cavity and nasopharynx caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi and is endemic in India and Sri Lanka. Diagnosis is mainly by clinical observations and is confirmed by histopathology. We report a case of atypical rhinosporidiosis that presented as an oropharyngeal mass and mimicked chronic tonsillitis. Hence possibility of this atypical rhinosporidiosis should be included in the clinical differential diagnosis of any posterior oral or oropharyngeal mass, particularly when managing patients from rural endemic areas.
Keywords: Naso-oropharyngeal rhinosporidiosis, oropharyngeal mass, rhinosporidium seebri.