Extensive maxillary sequestration resulting from mucormycosis

Jehn Shyun Huang, Sang Heng Kok, Jang Jaer Lee, Wei Yu Hsu, Chun Pin Chiang, Ying Shiung Kuo

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Mucormycosis is an invasive and potentially lethal infection caused primarily by fungi of the order mucorales. An ulcer or extraction in the mouth can be the port of fungal invasion, particularly when the patient is immunocompromised. Early recognition and aggressive treatment have reduced the mortality and morbidity. We present a case of oral mucormycosis with extensive maxillary osteonecrosis that is of interest because the patient ignored the initial warning signs and was rescued from the fulminating stage by thorough debridement and medical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-534
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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