Surgical management of aggressive fungal infection involving the anterior skull base

Dan M. Fliss, Flan I. Hochman, Gideon Zucker, Jacob T. Cohen, Albert Gatot, Hanoch Elran, Sergey Spektor

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-15
Number of pages2
JournalSkull Base
Volume11
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

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