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Aspergillus infections of the paranasal sinuses are classified as invasive or non-invasive.1 The vast majority are non-invasive with a good prognosis; however, the invasive type behaves as a malignant neoplasm with bone destruction, orbital and intracranial extensions, and a high mortality rate.2–4
We present one patient with invasive paranasal aspergillosis that extended into the orbit and cranial cavities, and who has survived for 9 years and 1 month.
Along with headaches and periorbital pain beginning in July 1993, a 64 year old woman noticed a decrease vision in her right eye and visited us on 7 September 1993. She had poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Her corrected visual acuity was 20/30 right eye and 20/20 left eye, and her critical flicker fusion frequency was 25 Hz right eye and 32 Hz left eye. A central scotoma with a relative afferent pupillary defect was present in the right …