A case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis with brain abscess drained by endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery

Kensuke Uraguchi, Kenichi Kozakura, Satoshi Oka, Takaya Higaki, Seiichiro Makihara, Toshi Imai, Akira Doi, Tsuyoshi Ohta, Shin Kariya, Kazunori Nishizaki

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Abstract

A 70-year-old Japanese man undergoing remission induction therapy for acute monocytic leukemia (AML-M5b) developed fever and headache, and was started on antibiotics and liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB). There was no improvement, and computed tomography and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging revealed acute rhinosinusitis and brain abscess. Successful endoscopic endonasal surgery was performed at this point, providing drainage for the rhinosinusitis and abscess. Histopathological findings showed the mucormycosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Acute monocytic leukemia
  • Acute rhinosinusitis
  • Brain abscess
  • Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery
  • Rhinocerebral mucormycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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