Myiasis of Tracheotomy Wound Caused by Lucilia Sericata: A Rare Case Report from Turkey


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Aynali G., Aynali A., Yariktas M., Kaya S. , YASAN H.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.32, no.6, pp.1729-1731, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2011-23475
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1729-1731

Abstract

Although myiasis is not a frequently encountered case in otorhinolaryngology practice, reported cases often involved the nose, ear and pharynx in rank order. Myiasis of tracheotomy wound is extremely rare. Lucilia larvae tend to infest the wound tissue (e.g. tracheotomy) rather than healthy tissues. Older and lonely patients with tracheotomy should be controlled by primary health care periodically. We report a Lucilia sericata myiasis in tracheotomy wound of an 80-year-old male patient who lived alone and had decreased hearing and vision due to senility.