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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129-130

"Cutaneous Myiasis in Postradiotherapy Patient" A Case Report


1 Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Dept.Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Tapasya Amrule
Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra
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Myiasis refers to invasion of living tissue by the larvae of certain species of flies. Myiasis occurs as a result of female flies depositing eggs or larvae on open wounds or on the orifices of the body or larvae being accidentally ingested through the contaminated food. This case represents very unusual condition of 40 year old female treated with radiotherapy and developing cutaneous myiasis, who was operated for carcinoma of buccal mucosa left side with maxillary sinus involvement.


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