J Rhinol.  2015 May;22(1):55-58. 10.18787/jr.2015.22.1.55.

Two Cases of Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Gil Medical Center, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea. d0ramong@hanmail.net

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic fungal infection. The most common infection site is the paranasal sinuses, although it can also occur in the lungs and skin. The fungus adheres to tissue membranes and forms thrombi, causing ischemia and hemorrhagic necrosis. Rhinocerebralmucormycosiscan occurin the nose, but mightrapidly spread to the orbit and intracranium. Therefore, prompt and aggressive treatment is required. However, because of its low incidence, few reported cases have focused on accompanying disease, proper treatment period, and disease progression. Herein, we report two cases of rhinocerebralmucormycosiswith a brief literature review.

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Mucormycosis
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