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wjps 2018, 7(1): 109-112 Back to browse issues page
Management of a Case of Mucor Colonization in Breast Tissue Expander Seroma Pocket
Danielle Atwood , Pallavi Kumbla, Brian Yuen, James Yuen
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, AR, USA
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Mucormycosis has a mortality rate reaching 90%, and is imperative that therapy be initiated rapidly once a diagnosis is made.  Successful treatment consists of management of underlying risk factors, surgical debridement, and antifungal therapies. The dilemma whether or not to pursue extensive debridement presents when the wound is cultured positive but the patient is not systemically ill.  We present the first reported case of successful medical treatment of a seroma pocket colonized with mucor in a patient undergoing bilateral reconstruction with tissue expander and acellular dermal matrix. 

Keywords: Mucormycosis, Mucor, Breast reconstruction, Expander site infection
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General
Received: 2016/11/19 | Accepted: 2018/01/24 | Published: 2018/01/24
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Atwood D, Kumbla P, Yuen B, Yuen J. Management of a Case of Mucor Colonization in Breast Tissue Expander Seroma Pocket . wjps. 2018; 7 (1) :109-112
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