Mucormycosis of the Palate
AbstractMucormycosis is an invasive, potentially lethal fulminant fungal infection that is caused by normally
saprophytic fungus belonging to the class zygomycetes. Mucormycosis is characterized by its unrelenting
progression towards vital organs with marked propensity towards arterial wall by direct extension producing
vascular thrombosis leading to ischaemic necrosis. The maxilla rarely undergoes necrosis due to its rich
vascularity. The case report here was a case of mucormycosis with extensive necrosis of maxilla in a 48 year
old male patient with palatal perforation as the sole presentation of mucormycosis.
Key words: Mucormycosis; palatal perforation; fungal infection.
Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh Vol.6(1) 2010 p.29-31