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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 72  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143--144

Mycetoma sans sinuses


1 Departments of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
2 Departments of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Anita Dhar
Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.25642

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Mycetoma is a chronic suppurative infection involving the skin, subcutaneous tissue and bone. The hallmark of mycetoma is tumefaction, draining sinuses and the presence of microcolonies called grains. Sinuses develop in all patients with mycetoma within a year of the appearance of the lesion. The following case is reported as no sinuses had developed despite the presence of the lesion for 9 years, posing a diagnostic dilemma.






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