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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 340-342

Optic nerve thickening and infarction as the first evidence of orbital involvement with mucormycosis


1 Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Radioliogy, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Adel H Alsuhaibani
King Abdulaziz University Hospital, King Saud University, PO Box 245, Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.97957

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We report a 53-year-old female with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus who presented with decreased vision in the right eye for a few hours duration. Orbital computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were performed at presentation and showed a thickening and infarction of the right optic nerve with no other orbital abnormalities. A few days later, the patient developed necrosis in the region of the right medial canthus and nasal mucosa. Tissue biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of mucormycosis.


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