Mucormycosis is an opportunistic mycosis common in poorly-controlled insulin dependent diabetic patients particularly with ketoacidosis. It often begins as a nasal and paranasal sinus infection with inhalation of spores into the paranasal sinuses of a susceptible host. In this case report we review the clinical symptoms, relevant imaging, and management of a diabetic patient with mucormycosis threatening his better seeing eye. This case report offers the clinician a review of important clinical and diagnostic findings that can help direct the need for orbital exenteration. In addition, various reconstruction options are considered to help guide informed management.
Adams, J., & Bender-Heine, A. (2022). Management of Oral Cavity Mucormycosis in a Ketoacidotic Patient with Targeted Debridement and a Palate Obturator. Journal of Otolaryngology and Rhinology, 8(1), 118. https://doi.org/10.23937/2572-4193.1510118
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