Otomyiasis by Wohlfahrtia magnifica


SAMASTI M. , Karaman E., Saritzali G., Özdemir S., Halil M., Işıldak H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.20, ss.2123-2124, 2009

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181bec66e
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.2123-2124

Özet

Myiasis has been defined as the infestation of tissue with dipterous larvae that feed on the host's dead or living tissue. A new clinical report of otomyiasis in a 57-year-old woman caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica was reported. A review of the English language literature reveals 5 articles on otomyiasis cases caused by W. magnifica. Although it is not a frequent manifestation in otorhinolaryngology, the opportunity of its occurrence always exists. In the treatment, a combination of suctioning and alligator forceps was used to remove larvae. Also, tympanoplasty was performed for the reconstruction of perforated ear.