Invasive Aspergillosis of Anterior Skull Base in the Immunocompetent Host: Outcomes with a Combined Treatment Modality-An Institutional Experience

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Abstract

Objectives

To study outcomes with voriconazole therapy in immunocompetent individuals following maximal safe endoscopic resection in invasive aspergillosis of the anterior skull base.

Design

Retrospective study of patients with chronic invasive aspergillosis including symptomatology, extent of disease, and response to voriconazole following maximal safe resection in immunocompetent individuals.

Setting

Tertiary care superspeciality referral center.

Participants

Ten consecutive patients of invasive aspergillosis of anterior skull base managed over a period of 2 years.

Main Outcome Measures

Symptom resolution with systemic voriconazole and radiologic evaluation following systemic antifungals as per predefined protocol.

Conclusions

Maximal safe resection via transnasal endoscopic route followed by systemic antifungals provides excellent outcomes in invasive skull base aspergillosis.

Conclusions

Although liver and renal functions, besides visual acuity, need serial monitoring, voriconazole is well tolerated by our patients.

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