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Mucormycosis in Otolaryngology - Rhino - cerebral Mucormycosis


R. P. Dayasena ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Consultant ENT surgeon,

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C. K. Gunarathna

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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To identify the demography and incidence of the disease, risk factors, early presenting symptoms and signs. Moreover, to recommend early diagnostic methods with effective treatment modalities and to study the possible outcome and complications among the affected patients.


This was a prospective study done in histologically confirmed patients affected by the disease, who presented to the ENT department in national hospital Colombo Sri Lanka over one year period.


There were eleven patients during this one year and it showed 100% association of Diabetes Mellitus. Almost all the patients had been subjected to surgical debridement in one or many occasions and associated with complications either due to disease or treatments, among the commonest of renal impairment in 47.3 % Patients.


There were significant residual morbidity among survivors and early diagnosis is essential to avoid complication. It is important to increase the awareness about the condition among community and take preventive measures early.

Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology Vol.4(1) 2015 pp. 13-16
How to Cite: Dayasena, R.P. and Gunarathna, C.K., 2015. Mucormycosis in Otolaryngology - Rhino - cerebral Mucormycosis. Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology, 4(1), pp.13–16. DOI:
Published on 23 Nov 2015.
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