Mucormycosis of the nasal ala in a leukemic (M7 AML) child. Is surgery of the nasal defect indicated?

@article{Velepic2012MucormycosisOT,
  title={Mucormycosis of the nasal ala in a leukemic (M7 AML) child. Is surgery of the nasal defect indicated?},
  author={Mitja S Velepic and Dubravko Manestar and Vladimir V Ahel and Željko Lin{\vs}ak and Goran Malvi{\'c}},
  journal={Collegium antropologicum},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={535-7}
}
Anterior tamponade with Surgicel (oxidized cellulose) was performed on a 5-year-old girl with megakaryoblastic leukemia (M7 AML) and epistaxis. Several days later necrosis of the nasal ala occurred. Debridement was performed and mucormycosis caused by Rhizopus was found in the material. Having cured mucormycosis, a defect of the complete nasal ala remained… CONTINUE READING