Conidiobolus coranatus infection of the para-nasal sinuses masquerading as a sino-nasal tumour.

Department of Pathology, Provincial Hospital Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. .
Ceylon Medical Journal 06/2012; 57(2):87-8. DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v57i2.4464
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