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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215-218

Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis: Magnetic resonance imaging

1 Department of OMF Surgery, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College Jammu, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Deptartment of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Nisar A Wani
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Government Medical College, Srinagar - 190 018, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.159700

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Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis (ROCM) is a potentially fatal fungal infection that commonly affects diabetic and other immunocompromised patients. Necrotizing and angioinvasive features of this class of pathogenic fungi facilitate spread from sinuses into orbit and brain with devastating consequences like cavernous sinus thrombosis. We describe magnetic resonance, including diffusion weighted imaging findings in a case of micobiologically documented ROCM in a 50-year-old diabetic man. Restricted diffusion was demonstrated in the distribution of infiltrating lesion right from soft issue facial component through left orbit and in the cavernous sinus. Favorable outcome was achieved with surgical debridement and prolonged amphotericin therapy.

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