Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 5, Issue 2 | Case Report | Open Access

Rare Case of Vocal Cord Mucormycosis Involving Bilateral Cord

Reskey Dev1*, Jiwan Kshetri2 and Sriya Bhattarai1

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kathmandu University, Nepal
2Department of Pathology, Kathmandu University, Nepal

*Correspondance to: Reskey Dev 

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Mucormycosis, previously termed as zygomycosis, is an opportunistic infection and is caused by fungi belonging to the order Mucorales. It is found in patients with predisposing conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis, chronic kidney disease malignancy long-term steroid use and immunosuppressant drugs. Pulmonary mucormycosis commonly occurs in immunocompromised patients or those with malignancies, but vocal cord mucormycosis is rare and the standard treatment is still inconclusive. Very few cases of pulmonary mucormycosis presenting as vocal cord paralysis have been described in the literature. One case of laryngeal mucormycosis presenting with vocal cord polyp has been reported. We report a case of vocal cord mucormycosis presenting with
hoarseness of voice with no any pulmonary signs and symptoms.


Fungal infection; Mucormycosis; Vocal cord


Dev R, Kshetri J, Bhattarai S. Rare Case of Vocal Cord Mucormycosis Involving Bilateral Cord. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022;5(2): 1173..

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