Temporal Bone Mucormycosis

Nicolas George Katsantonis, Jacob B. Hunter, Brendan P. O'Connell, Jing He, James S. Lewis, George B. Wanna

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Case Details: We present a case of temporal bone mucormycosis in a 71-year-old female with diabetes mellitus who presented to the emergency department with facial nerve paresis, otorrhea, and contralateral hemiparesis. After undergoing a tympanomastoidectomy, the patient's pathology exhibited fungal hyphae consistent with mucormycosis. Discussion: To our knowledge, there have been 9 reported cases of temporal bone mucormycosis, 3 of which presented with facial nerve paresis, all with some subsequent improvement. In this case, facial paralysis persisted at the time of last follow-up (2 months) despite surgery and intravenous antifungals. We also review and summarize the temporal bone mucormycosis literature. Conclusion: Temporal bone mucormycosis is a rare and morbid infectious disease, though its outcomes appear to be different for patients who present with isolated temporal bone disease as compared to those individuals who develop temporal bone mucormycosis secondary to a rhinologic source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)850-853
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume125
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Mucormycosis
Temporal Bone
Facial Paralysis
Facial Nerve
Hyphae
Bone Diseases
Paresis
Communicable Diseases
Hospital Emergency Service
Diabetes Mellitus
Pathology

Keywords

  • facial nerve
  • infection
  • otitis media
  • temporal bone pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Katsantonis, N. G., Hunter, J. B., O'Connell, B. P., He, J., Lewis, J. S., & Wanna, G. B. (2016). Temporal Bone Mucormycosis. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 125(10), 850-853. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003489416654711

Temporal Bone Mucormycosis. / Katsantonis, Nicolas George; Hunter, Jacob B.; O'Connell, Brendan P.; He, Jing; Lewis, James S.; Wanna, George B.

In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Vol. 125, No. 10, 01.10.2016, p. 850-853.

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Katsantonis, NG, Hunter, JB, O'Connell, BP, He, J, Lewis, JS & Wanna, GB 2016, 'Temporal Bone Mucormycosis', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 125, no. 10, pp. 850-853. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003489416654711
Katsantonis NG, Hunter JB, O'Connell BP, He J, Lewis JS, Wanna GB. Temporal Bone Mucormycosis. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2016 Oct 1;125(10):850-853. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003489416654711
Katsantonis, Nicolas George ; Hunter, Jacob B. ; O'Connell, Brendan P. ; He, Jing ; Lewis, James S. ; Wanna, George B. / Temporal Bone Mucormycosis. In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2016 ; Vol. 125, No. 10. pp. 850-853.
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