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Unusual association of orbital tumour and rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis
  1. Rajesh Verma and
  2. Rajarshi Chakraborty
  1. King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Rajesh Verma; drrajeshverma32{at}


In developing tropical countries, rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis has been a cause of severe morbidity and mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Classically, it develops as an aggressive angioinvasive destruction of nasal, orbital and cerebral involvement. Blindness is a major disabling complication. The association of mucor in cancer is linked with immunosuppression caused by radiation and/or chemotherapy. In this case report, we tried to explore the diverse possibilities of neck swelling, nasal discharge, ocular swelling and dimness of vision in a teenage boy. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare tumour of the soft tissue, connective tissue or bone. This type of unusual association or coexistence of rhabdomyosarcoma with mucormycetes is rarely seen in literature.

  • COVID-19
  • Infections
  • Malignant disease and immunosuppression
  • Infectious diseases

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  • Contributors RV: hypothesis and RC: helped in preparing the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.