mycetoma

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mycetoma

[‚mī·sə′tō·mə]
(medicine)
A chronic fungus or bacterial infection, usually of the feet, resulting in swelling. Also known as madura foot; maduromycosis.
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A mycetoma is a colonization of benign fungal hyphae in the sinonasal cavity.
2,6) A diagnosis of mycetoma should be considered when computed tomography (CT) demonstrates a focal mass or diffuse area of increased radiodensity and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows a correlating marked decrease in intensity on T1- and T2-weighted imaging, making the fungus ball "invisible" as it blends with the adjacent air of the sinus.
Based on the patient's medical history and the combination of mass density on CT and hypointensity on MRI, a diagnosis of mycetoma was established.
This case illustrates how CT and MRI can produce different images of a mycetoma, as the mass was radiodense on CT and hypointense on T1- and T2-weighted MRI.
A case of mycetoma successfully treated with itraconazole and co-trimoxazole.
4) Itraconazole and ketoconazole have historically been successful adjuvant therapy for mycetomas and pneumonias.
The concurrent mycetomas likely resulted from skin abrasions during the accident, and ultimately responded to wide excisions (Fig.
Outcome of lung transplantation in patients with mycetomas.
surgery was the treatment of choice for to prevent hemoptysis and growth of mycetoma and eradicate the pyogenic component and prolong life (2).