rhinocerebral mucormycosis


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rhinocerebral mucormycosis

[‚rīn·ō·sə‚rēb·rəl ‚myü·kō·mī′kō·səs]
(medicine)
A mold infection of the sinus that spreads rapidly to the eye and brain.
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Angioinvasive rhinocerebral mucormycosis with complete unilateral thrombosis of internal carotid artery-case report and review of literature BJR Case Rep 2016; 2: doi: 10.1259/bjrcr.20150448.
A fatal case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis of the jaw after dental extractions and review of literature.
Finally, as this case report illustrates, medical and surgical treatment of extensive rhinocerebral mucormycosis can be successful [24], but the importance of long-term follow-up and the potential for disease recrudescence must be taken into account.
Although it can manifest as pulmonary, cutaneous, disseminated and gastrointestinal infections, but rhinocerebral mucormycosis is the most common presentation.
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis can be misdiagnosed with bacterial cellulites, otitis media, or infections of the orbit and this fungal infection can be characterized by sinusitis and a painless, necrotic black palatal or nasal septum scar1,4 so it should be considered in all patients with chronic sinusitis, especially in immunocompromised patients.
Perineural spread of rhinocerebral mucormycosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol.
1a & 1b), 32% had rhinocerebral mucormycosis (Fig.
The occurrence of concomitant rhinocerebral mucormycosis and skull base osteomyelitis is not an altogether unusual phenomenon today, considering the increasing number of immunocompromised patients.
INTRODUCTION: Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening infection caused primarily by fungi from the order Mucorales.
This rare opportunistic infection exists in many forms, the most common of which is rhinocerebral mucormycosis. Treatment includes aggressive surgical debridement of the necrotic tissue combined with systemic antifungal therapy.