|IMAGES IN ONCOLOGY
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 282
A man with headache
Padmaj Kulkarni1, Mahesh Mandolkar2, Rashmi Agarwal2, Nilanjan Bhowmick3, Sameer Melinkeri4
1 Department of Medical Oncology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of ENT, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Clinical Hematology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||17-Oct-2019|
Department of Medical Oncology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra
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|How to cite this article:|
Kulkarni P, Mandolkar M, Agarwal R, Bhowmick N, Melinkeri S. A man with headache. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2019;40:282
A 49-year-old male presented with intermittent headache and fever. He is a diagnosed case of acute myeloid leukemia posthaploidentical allogenic stem cell transplantation with graft-versus-host disease, cytomegalovirus infection, and pancytopenia secondary to gancyclovir and ruxolitinib. There was tenderness over right maxillary, frontal, and ethmoidal regions. Magnetic resonance imaging showed enhancing soft tissue thickening along medial wall of right orbit with thinning of medial wall of right orbit and right cribriform plate. Black crust was found in nasal cavity and sinuses.
[Figure 1] shows hematoxylin and eosin-stained section of the crust with ×100 magnification.
| What is the Diagnosis?|| |
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The section shows necrotic tissue with blood vessel wall showing fungal hyphae. The fragmented hyphae stain positive for periodic acid–Schiff shows irregular walls with right angle branching and aseptation, suggestive of mucormycosis.
Aspergillosis, on the contrary, shows regular walls with acute angle branching.