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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: January | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 49-51

Mucormycosis of Middle Ear – An Incidental Finding

Dr. Avni Gupta1, Dr. Hoogar M.B.2, Dr. Reeta Dhar3, Dr. Atul Jain4,Dr. Deesha Bhemat1

1Senior Post-Graduate Student, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor, 4Assistant Professor,
Department of Pathology, M.G.M’s Medical College, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai

Corresponding Author: Avni Gupta


Mucormycosis is a saprophytic fungal infection, commonly affecting the paranasal sinuses. An aggressive invasive form of infection is common in people with uncontrolled diabetes and in individuals with immunocompromised state. Most of the reported cases of otomycosis by mucor are of invasive disease in people with long history of diabetes mellitus. Thecase presented here as mucormycosis of middle ear cavity was diagnosed incidentally in a healthy nondiabetic woman while performing tympanoplasty as part of management of chronic suppurative otitis media.

Key words: Chronic suppurative otitis media, Mucormycosis, Otomycosis, Tympanoplasty

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