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      Craniofacial mucormycosis following assault: an unusual presentation of an unusual disease.

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      Australasian radiology

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          A case of craniofacial mucormycosis following assault is discussed. A female diabetic developed peri-orbital cellulitis adjacent to a scalp wound which progressed to a necrotizing fasciitis. This did not respond to treatment. Subsequently the patient developed a hemiparesis, with CT imaging showing peri-orbital and paranasal sinus inflammatory changes, evidence of cavernous sinus invasion and development of a middle cerebral artery territory infarction. The patient died shortly afterwards. The imaging findings and their relationship to the pathological spread of mucor infection are discussed.

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          Journal
          Australas Radiol
          Australasian radiology
          0004-8461
          0004-8461
          Feb 2000
          : 44
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia.
          Article
          10761268

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