Case report| Volume 12, ISSUE 4, P484-486, May 2005

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Rhinocerebral mucormycosis: Perineural spread via the trigeminal nerve


      We report a case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis associated with an abscess in the lateral aspect of the pons associated with perineural spread of disease via the trigeminal nerve. Contrast enhanced MRI was useful in depicting the extent of the disease and suggesting perineural spread. A pathological diagnosis of mucormycosis was established by means of rhino-orbital punch biopsy.


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