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Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Mar;64(1):90-4. doi: 10.1007/s12070-011-0156-3. Epub 2011 Feb 23.

Mucormycosis of the middle ear: a case report with review of literature.

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  • 1New Medical Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE.


Mucor is a saprophytic organism and commonly invades the nose and paranasal sinuses of immunocompromised and diabetic patients involvement of the middle ear and mastoid in a nondiabetic patients is very rare and this may be the first case report clinical presentation of ear pain with reference to the mastoid and upper neck may be the early symptoms unlike the foul smelling ear discharge as seen in atticoantral disease. Radical debridement in the form of M.R.M with or without the use of amphotericin B may suffice in non-diabetic patients this case is reported to highlight the point that mucormycosis can also involve middle ear and mastoid in nondiabetic patients.


Attic perforation; CT scan; MRM; Mucomycosis; Nondiabetic

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