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Rhinocerebral mucormycosis with perineural spread.

Authors
  • Margo, Curtis E
  • Linden, Craig
  • Strickland-Marmol, Leah B
  • Denietolis, Angela L
  • McCaffrey, Judith C
  • Kirk, Nancy
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
23
Issue
4
Pages
326–327
Identifiers
PMID: 17667114
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe the histopathologic findings of perineural invasion in orbital mucormycosis in a man with diabetes in ketoacidosis. Linear enhancement on MRI beginning at the orbital apex was correlated with fungal tracking of the trigeminal and lacrimal nerves. Mucormycosis can spread considerable distances from its primary focus of infection along peripheral nerves, a phenomenon that can be identified clinically with contrast-enhanced MRI.

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