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6th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 24-26, 2024 | Paris, France

June 24 -26, 2024 | Paris, France
Infection 2022

Balamurugan R

Speaker at Infection Conference - Balamurugan R
RYA COSMO Foundation, India
Title : Maxillary Mucormycosis treated by Maxillectomy: A complication of Oroantral fistula 6 months post-surgery planned for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) and Palatal Finger Flap Reconstruction.


Introduction: Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection predominantly caused by the Rhizopus and Mucor species. The ubiquity of mucormycosis is high with poor prognosis because of the delay in diagnosis and intervention.

Case Description: A 68 year old male patient who is diabetic since the past 20 years reported with pain and ulcerations in the maxillary alveolus. Biopsy of the region revealed it to be a mucormycosis which was then operated by performing a maxillectomy. After six months of surgery, the patient reported back with oroantral fistula, which was further explored through functional endoscopic surgery and then soft tissue reconstruction was done using palatal finger flap.

Conclusion: The current case scenario signifies that through early diagnosis and intervention it is possible to achieve good prognosis and can also remarkably decrease the mortality rate. 


DR.BALAMURUGAN.R is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Oral Implantologist from Chennai, India. He initiated his professional career in the field of dentistry and continued his specialisation in the path of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (India) and Fellowship in Oral Implantology (International Congress of Oral Implantologists ICOI, USA). His field of expertise in basic dental treatments, dento-alveolar surgeries, maxillofacial trauma, dental implants, medical emergencies, pathologies associated with maxillofacial region, TMJ related disorders. He was awarded as the best PEER REVIEWER by Star Dental Centre Pvt Ltd, India for his sincerity and dedication towards work by adhering to the timelines with a prompt reviewing process. He holds various International and National peer reviewed paper publication that adds credit to his career. He is associated with International and National journals as editor and reviewer board member and he has also been invited as a keynote speaker globally. He also encourages and motivates the authors to explore with new innovative ideas in the field of research. Currently, he is a researcher and walks in the right path of motivation by providing a heart of service for the patients as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in RYA Cosmo Foundation, Chennai, India.