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3rd Edition of Global Conference on Surgery and Anesthesia

September 14-15, 2022 | Hybrid Event

September 14 -15, 2022 | Paris, France
GCSA 2021

Mucormycosis of maxilla: An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons perspective

Balamurugan R, Speaker at Surgery Congress
RYA COSMO Foundation, India
Title : Mucormycosis of maxilla: An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons perspective


Introduction: Mucormycosis is a rare, rapidly progressive and a fulminant, life-threatening, opportunistic infection. Although it most commonly manifests in diabetic patients, its presence in other immunologically compromised patients cannot be ruled out. Its etiology is saprophytic fungal organisms, with rhizopus being the most common causative organism. Clinically the disease is marked by a partial loss of neurological function and a progressive necrosis due to the invasion of the organisms into the blood vessels causing a lack of blood supply.

Case presentation: A 65 year old male patient presented with a complaint of nasal regurgitation from right nose for the past 2 years. The past history was elicited and based on the clinical examination the case was diagnosed as mucormycosis of maxilla. The case was surgically managed through maxillectomy followed by primary closure. After 6 months the patient reported with oroantral fistula. Thereafter, the patient was subjected for functional endoscopic surgery followed by reconstruction using palatal finger flap.

Conclusion: This case report intensifies the importance of considering mucormycosis as a possible diagnosis in spontaneous necrotic soft tissue lesions of the face, especially in an immunocompromised patient.


Dr Balamurugan R is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Oral Implantologist from Chennai, India. He initiated his professional career in the field of dentistry and continued his specialisation in the path of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (India) and Fellowship in Oral Implantology (International Congress of Oral Implantologists ICOI, USA). His field of expertise in basic dental treatments, dento-alveolar surgeries, maxillofacial trauma, dental implants, medical emergencies, pathologies associated with maxillofacial region, TMJ related disorders. He was awarded as the best PEER REVIEWER by Star Dental Centre Pvt Ltd, India for his sincerity and dedication towards work by adhering to the timelines with a prompt reviewing process. He holds various International and National peer reviewed paper publication that adds credit to his career. He is associated with International and National journals as editor and reviewer board member and he has also been invited as a keynote speaker globally. He also encourages and motivates the authors to explore with new innovative ideas in the field of research. Currently, he is a researcher and walks in the right path of motivation by providing a heart of service for the patients as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in RYA Cosmo Foundation, Chennai, India.