International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
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International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

2022, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part A

Spectrum of invasive Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis in patients with COVID 19 infection: A new challenge
Author(s)
Dr. Vivek Chail, Dr. Siddhant Singh Chandel and Dr. Nandakumar
Abstract
Introduction: COVID-19 is known to be associated with superimposed viral, fungal, and bacterial co-infections. However Sinonasal mucormycosis is an uncommon entity but there is significant rise in the incidence in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia mainly due to prolonged hospital stay and immunocompromised status of the patients. These infections are highly invasive nature and tend to be locally aggressive in nature involving orbits and/or intracranial structures.
Case Series: We describe the imaging findings in 5 cases of rhino/sino-orbital mucormycosis in patients with history of COVID-19. All cases had varying involvement of paranasal sinuses extending into the orbital compartment and some demonstrating intracranial extension of infection.
Conclusions: Rhino/Sino-orbital mucormycosis can have aggressive necrosis of the involved paranasal sinuses and orbits with or without cerebral extension. Hence, the correct imaging diagnosis is imperative as prompt antifungal drugs and surgical debridement can significantly reduce mortality and morbidity.
Pages: 24-30 | Views: 158 | Downloads: 89
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vivek Chail, Dr. Siddhant Singh Chandel, Dr. Nandakumar. Spectrum of invasive Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis in patients with COVID 19 infection: A new challenge. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2022;5(3):24-30. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2022.v5.i3a.272
International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging