PMID: 4033336Sep 1, 1985Paper

Rhinocerebral mucormycosis with internal carotid occlusion: report of two cases and review of the literature

The Laryngoscope
E J Anaissie, A H Shikhani

Abstract

Two fatal cases of rhinocerebral mucormycosis with fungal invasion and occlusion of the internal carotid artery are described. Review of the literature reveals 35 similar cases of whom only 6 survived. Emphasis is placed on the need for early diagnosis and prompt therapy which consists of correction of the underlying disease, aggressive surgical debridement, and amphotericin B.

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