Occuloplastic intervention in mycosis
Keywords:Aspergillosis, Subcutaneous mass, Orbit
Mycosis of the paranasal sinuses with an indolent course is usually noted in the immunocompetent and the likely species is usually aspergillosis. The fungus is predominantly seen in the maxillary sinus. It encroaches into its vicinity either by contiguous spread or as a skip lesion, with a normal tissue in between. Imaging studies, CT or MRI clinches the diagnosis. Laterally the infratemporal fossa and superiorly the orbit are the regions of concern. Progressive cheek paresthesia and restricted eye movements and field of vision are the clinical presentations in such a scenario. Oral antifungals “the imidazoles” though are quite effective but often a surgical intervention is called for, other than for the purpose of a biopsy. Oculoplastic intervention was undertaken in one patient.
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