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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-63

Mucormycosis of the temporal bone with facial nerve palsy: A rare case report

Department of ENT, MMCRI, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. K N Sathish Kumar
S/O Nirvanaiah, Rtd., Tahsildar, Panchavati, 5th Cross, Adarsha Nagar, Hassan - 573 201, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.152870

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Mucormycosis is a serious, relatively uncommon invasive fungal infection and one of the most aggressive and lethal invasive mycoses. In the region of head and neck, it usually invades nose, paranasal sinuses, orbit, intracranial structures. Mucormycosis of temporal bone with facial palsy is by far very rare and till now only one case has been reported in the literature. [1] Our experience with a diabetic patient who developed this disease and the treatment aspects in the form of surgical debridement and amphotericin B are discussed here.

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