Orbital aspergillosis. Report of a case diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy

Acta Cytol. Mar-Apr 1983;27(2):166-9.


Presentation is made of a case of orbital aspergillosis, a rare condition that may clinically mimic nonspecific orbital inflammatory disease. It can be a subacute or chronic disease that develops in otherwise healthy individuals. Fine needle aspiration biopsy, which has been useful in the diagnosis of a variety of orbital diseases, provided the initial diagnosis in this case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aspergillosis / complications
  • Aspergillosis / diagnosis
  • Aspergillosis / pathology*
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orbital Diseases / diagnosis
  • Orbital Diseases / etiology
  • Orbital Diseases / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed