Fungal Infection in an Exenterated Orbit.

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Fungal Infection in an Exenterated Orbit.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Sep 22;:

Authors: Doulis AE, Koch KR, Heindl LM

A 48-year-old man presented with an Aspergillus fumigatus complex infection of an exenterated orbit. The OS had been exenterated 7 months ago, together with total parotidectomy and neck dissection followed by irradiation due to a massive squamous cell carcinoma with orbital invasion and lymphatic metastasis. The patient was under permanent immunosuppression with oral prednisone and tacrolimus due to a kidney transplantation 5 years ago. The infected skin of the exenterated orbit was cleared using forceps. MRI ruled out any bone infiltration. After systemic treatment with oral voriconazole and topical therapy with bifonazole ointment for 6 weeks, the patient recovered completely.

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