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ISSN: 2643-6760

Surgery & Case Studies: Open Access Journal

Case Report(ISSN: 2643-6760)

An Unusual Case of Pre-Auricular Myiasis

Volume 1 - Issue 2

Abhinaya shivakumar* and Dinesh Kumar Sathanantham

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    • Department of General surgery, SDUMC, Kolar, India

    *Corresponding author: Abhinaya Shivakumar, Department of General surgery, SDUMC, Kolar, India

Received: May 26, 2018;   Published: June 05, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/SCSOAJ.2018.01.000109

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Background: Myiasis-the feeding of fly larvae on living mammals has various clinical presentations depending on involved tissues or organs. The most recognised causative organism Dermatobia hominis. It involves various sites, rarity in this case report is the site of involvement and in turn occurrence of an underlying malignancy.

Case report: 68 year old lady, presented with an ulcer over the right side of the pre-auricular region for 1 year. On examination, it was infested with maggots larvae, which later on had a underlying squamous cell carcinoma with basal cell carcinoma. Patient underwent treatment for the same. Details of the case and the management is been presented.

Conclusion: Myiasis transmitted by Human Botfly, infests all cavities mainly ENT sites, in debilitated individuals. But its occurrence in a open space of the body, and its association is a rarity and has been reported in this case. Author concludes, that all myiasis should be managed meticulously.

Keywords: Myiasis; Pre-auricular; Pit; Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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