Tracheal mucormycosis

Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Jan;63(1):230-2. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(96)00817-x.


Pulmonary mucormycosis is a recognized entity occurring in diabetics and immunocompromised patients. It has a poor prognosis unless early diagnosis is made and appropriate surgical therapy instituted along with appropriate antifungal therapy. We describe here one of few cases of tracheal involvement by mucormycosis. Extensive destruction of the trachea and bibasal pneumonia led to the patient's death.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mucormycosis* / diagnosis
  • Mucormycosis* / therapy
  • Trachea / microbiology
  • Trachea / pathology
  • Tracheal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Tracheal Diseases / microbiology*
  • Tracheal Diseases / therapy