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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 216404, 2 pages
Case Report

Rare Presentation of Rhino-Orbital-Cerebral Zygomycosis: Bilateral Facial Nerve Palsy

1Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Department and Research Center, Hazrat-e Rasool Akram Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Neurology, Loghman Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Received 12 October 2010; Revised 1 January 2011; Accepted 18 February 2011

Academic Editor: Vincenzo Di Lazzaro

Copyright © 2011 Alireza Mohebbi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Rhino-orbital-cerebral zygomycosis afflicts primarily diabetics and immunocompromised individual, but can also occur in normal hosts rarely. We here presented an interesting case of facial nerve palsy and multiple cold abscesses of neck due to rhino-orbital-cerebral zygomycosis in an otherwise healthy man. Although some reports of facial nerve paralysis in conjunction with rhino-orbital-cerebral zygomycosis exist, no case of bilateral complete facial paralysis has been reported in the literature to date.