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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 785-6

A rare presentation of invasive rhino-orbital mucormycosis in an immunocompetent young girl : a case report.


Department of Pathology, UFHT Medical College, Haldwani, Uttaranchal

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Punam Prasad Bhadani
Department of Pathology, UFHT Medical College, Haldwani, Uttaranchal

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A 18 year young, healthy, immunocompetent girl presented with proptosis of left eye, referred to eye OPD, suspected clinico-radiologically as malignancy. This presentation with suspicion of malignancy resulted into extensive surgical debridement with removal of left eye, which was diagnosed as mucormycosis on histopathological examination. Her eye could have been saved if the mucormycosis was highly suspected initially, because of the good general health and immunocompetency led to misdirected thought.


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