Mycotic infections of the external ear, nasal, buccal and pharyngeal cavities are well known and often diagnosed by the otorhinolaryngologists. Mycoses of the paranasal sinuses, on the contrary, have attracted limited attention in this field. This may be assumed from the relative scarcity of the reported cases as compared to the large number of similar cases of the lower respiratory tract (bronchopulmonary mycoses).
Schubert in 1885 was the first to describe a fungus infection of the nasal cavity. In 1892, MacKenzie2 for the first time described a mycotic maxillary sinusitis which followed a tooth extraction and was due to aspergillus fumigatus. Cases of frontal sinus mycoses were reported by Batt4 in 1941 and Bergqvist5 in 1945. Other cases of maxillary sinusitis were reported by Dunn6 in 1896, Harmer7 in 1911 and 1913, Tilley8 in 1914, and Adams9 in 1933. Kelly10 in 1934