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Pneumocephalus: a rare complication of nasal myiasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16500478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infestation of ear, nose, and throat by maggots, the larvae of the fly (genus Chrysomyia) [J Laryngol Otol 1976:393-399], is termed "myiasis." Prevalent in tropical countries, atrophic rhinitis is the most common predisposing factor for this condition. The maggots burrow into delicate membranes and feed on underlying structures, causing considerable destruction of tissues, resulting in complications such as extensive erosion of the nose, face, and orbit, with rarely meningitis and death as a result of intracranial involvement [J Laryngol Otol 1989;103:489-491]. We report a rare complication of pneumocephalus after atrophic rhinitis with nasal myiasis.
George Kuruvilla; Rita Ruby Anbuselvi Albert; Anand Job; Vellithiruthi Thazhath Ranjith; Paul Selvakumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0196-0709     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-27     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
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MeSH Terms
Myiasis / complications*,  radiography
Nose Diseases / parasitology*,  radiography
Pneumocephalus / parasitology*,  radiography
Rhinitis, Atrophic / complications,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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