J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 28, Number 1, 2022
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Published online||17 December 2021|
A rare presentation of rhinosporidiosis on buccal mucosa − a case report
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Oxford Dental College, Bomanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Chhattisgarh 491441, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 14 September 2021
Introduction: Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic mucocutaneous infection caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, which mainly affects the mucus membranes of the nose, oropharynx, skin, eyes, and genital mucosa. The purpose of this case report was to illustrate the importance of clinicians in understanding the unusual incidence of this fungal infection, clinical presentation, treatment modalities, and recurrence rate. Observations: A clinical case report showed rare occurrence of rhinosporidiosis in the lower third of the face. The lesion was surgically excised by electrocauterization at its base. Commentaries: The patient showed no signs of recurrence even after 3 years of follow-up. Further research should be carried out to analyze the role of genetic predisposition in causing zoonotic infection. Conclusion: Rhinosporidiosis should also be considered as the differential diagnosis when facial swelling is encountered.
Key words: Rhinosporidiosis / surgical excision / Rhinosporidium seeberi
© The authors, 2021
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