Mucormycosis and some other opportunistic fungi cause invasive life-threatening infections of the nose and paranasal sinuses usually in immunocompromized hosts. This fulminant process quickly invades the orbit and anterior cranial base. We describe the successful application of the extended subcranial approach to the anterior skull base for access and extripation of this often lethal fungal infection in 3 patients. This surgical technique may be applied to advanced infectious processes of the anterior skull base in combination with specific anti-microbial medication without gross disfigurement of the patient and with a greater chance of recovery.
|Number of pages||2|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2001|