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Anaesthetic Challenges in Removal of Maggots in Hypopharynx in an Adult - Case Report


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1 Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India

Myiasis is the parasitic infestation of live human tissues by housefly larvae which obtain their nutrition from surrounding tissues and burrow deeper into the soft tissues. Human myiasis is a rare condition, commonly seen in nose, eyes, ear, anus, vagina. The predisposing factors include poor hygienic condition with underlying diseases like Atrophic rhinitis, Leprosy, Diabetes, Malignancy and Mental retardation. Here I am presenting a middle aged diabetic lady presented with maggots in Hypopharynx, making securing the airway challenging.

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Myiasis, Maggots, Difficult Airway.
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Aluri Upendra
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India
A. Habib Rahaman
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India

Abstract


Myiasis is the parasitic infestation of live human tissues by housefly larvae which obtain their nutrition from surrounding tissues and burrow deeper into the soft tissues. Human myiasis is a rare condition, commonly seen in nose, eyes, ear, anus, vagina. The predisposing factors include poor hygienic condition with underlying diseases like Atrophic rhinitis, Leprosy, Diabetes, Malignancy and Mental retardation. Here I am presenting a middle aged diabetic lady presented with maggots in Hypopharynx, making securing the airway challenging.

Keywords


Myiasis, Maggots, Difficult Airway.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP048