Mucormycosis of Maxillary Sinus in Immunocompetent Patient Masquerading as Neoplasm: A Case Report

Jayashri Anand Khiste, Saroj Ashok Bolde, Gopal Ambadas Pandit, Naveed AbdulSattar Tamboli


Mucormycosis is a common fungal infection usually noted in immunocompromised individuals like diabetic and AIDS patients, patients receiving systemic corticosteroid therapy, cancer chemotherapy and organ transplant patients. It is very rare to affect healthy individual. Here we report a case of 50 years old immunocompetent female presented with cheek swelling with past history of nasal polypectomy. Clinically and radiologically diagnosis of maxillary carcinoma was made. After maxillary debridement surgery diagnosis of maxillary necrosis with mucormycosis was confirmed.


Fungal infection; Immunocompetent; Mucormycosis; Maxillary Necrosis; Para nasal.

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