Journal article

A case of mucormycosis limited to the parotid gland

A Chandu, RJ MacIsaac, DP MacGregor, MC Campbell, MJ Wilson, LA Bach

HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection commonly affecting structures in the head and neck such as air sinuses, orbits, and the brain. Common predisposing factors include diabetes and immunosuppression. To date, only one case of mucormycosis involving the parotid gland has been reported, and this infection was associated with a fatal outcome. METHODS: We report a case of parotid gland mucormycosis in a 45-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes, who was successfully treated with a superficial parotidectomy and intravenous amphotericin B. RESULTS: After initial surgical and antifungal therapy, the patient was left with a residual facial nerve palsy for which multiple sling procedures ..

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