Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 May 2018, last major update November 2004

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Tuberculosis[TI] nasal[TI]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Tuberculosis. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare; usually associated with cervical lymphadenopathy
  • Usually isolated infection and not secondary spread from pulmonary infection
  • Culture or PCR
Gross description
  • Ulcerated or polypoid lesion of nasal septum or inferior turbinate
  • Variable septal perforation
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Poorly formed granulomas, usually no necrosis
  • Organisms rare